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Dance: A Guide to Research and Resources

Searching in Primo

PRIMO allows you to search across a large portion of the library's collections to explore topics, identify relevant databases, and find resources (including books, articles, datasets, videos, and more) all within a single search experience. You can search in Primo from the library homepage. 

The Primo search box on the Schaffer Library Website

Some Tips for Searching in Primo: 

  • Try to be as specific as possible with your search. Using a search such as Dance AND Motion will bring back everything from improvisation in dance to how to use dance as motion therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease. Instead, try being specific about what you are searching for. For example, if my topic is dance as motion therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease, then I might use the search string Dance AND motion AND parkinson's AND therapy.
  • Putting quotation marks around a phrase will tell Primo to keep those words together. For example: "Parkinson's Disease."
  • Using an * at the end of a word such as danc* will bring back everything with that root (dance, dancer, dancing, danced, etc.)

How to Read a Primo Record