Accessing reading lists through Primo

Primo, our special search engine provides excellent opportunities for you to discover all the resources we can offer. You can search for items (books, journal articles – both, physical or electronic -, images, audio visual materials, databases, etc.); save searches for later use; request or renew library materials. But, this is not all. Through Primo, you are able to check the reading lists of your courses.

Please follow the steps below to get access to Course Reading:

  1. Go to Primo and login with your University username and password
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  2. Click on Course Reading tab
  3. If you know the course code, type it into the first search box, and click on Search. Your results screen will display all the book titles our Library Management System recorded under the particular course code.

For example: Search for materials of the LS1025 course (Legal System). Follow the steps above, and your search results will return with 11 book titles:primo-loginClick on the Availability tab (underneath the book title) to see the Location of the item, its Call Number, Status or the Request Options.

4. If you do not know the course code, type the area of law covered by the course in the search box.
For Example: Use ‘Criminal law’ as a search term. Perform your search, and the results will display 195 book titles.

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  • From this screen, you have different options to narrow down the search results. To see them, please check the Refine My Results box on the left hand side of the screen:
    • Selecting the name of your lecturer, e.g. Prof Peter Duff will reduce the search results to 38 book titles.
    • Or, alternatively you can select a course code from the Course section, e.g. LS4035, and the results screen will show 17 book titles only.
    • Check other options of the Refine My Results box, such as Resource Type, Location, Collection sections, etc.

5. Once you have finished your search session, do not forget to Sign out.

TIP!!!

  • Always consult your course coordinator if you are uncertain about your readings.
  • Always check your course handout because lecturers are updating their reading lists every year, and your course handout contains the full list of resources you need to read. Our lists could be incomplete.
  • The Course Reading option of Primo is not a substitute for the reading list of your course handout.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

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