Here you will find tips for searching in the Primo catalog.
Please log in to your account to request items from the closed stacks or place items on hold which are currently borrowed by other library users. Go to the section Get It in the details of the individual item. If you can request or place a hold on the item, the link Request/
If you want to renew loan periods, please log in to your account and click on the tab My loans. If it is possible to renew the loan period, the button renew will appear next to the item you have borrowed. After you have clicked on the button, you will see the new due date.
Primo is the search tool for all items available at or via the library of the University of Mannheim: books, e-books, journals, e-journals, DVDs and interactive audiobooks.
You can find many journal articles in the search area „Articles & University Library Holdings“, or extend your search for articles by using our databases.
University Library Holdings
Here you will find more than 2.2 million items of Mannheim University Library, including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, CDs, DVDs and psychological tests.
Articles & University Library Holdings
Here you search 100 million additional items for e-journal articles, more e-books, and research papers.
Your search has been unsuccessful? Here you can search the holdings of all academic libraries in Germany and order your item in just a few clicks.
Please enter one or several search terms. Primo will search for results containing all terms entered.
Use () to combine different search queries, for example: schiller (play OR dram*) will find results containing Schiller and play as well as results containing Schiller and words with “dram-”.
Your search results are shown according to relevance. In the “Tweak results” column on the left, you can sort the list of search results by:
In addition, you can use the filter options, for example, to receive only the latest results.
Here you can combine several search criteria, even before you submit your search query. Your search query becomes more advanced.
Combine the search in the fields author and title. The list of search results will only contain the specific work of this author and no secondary literature. Searching for the author Shakespeare and the title “Romeo and Juliet”, for example, will only reveal “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare.
You can limit your search to a specific library of the University of Mannheim, if you select the field “Library Section” in the advanced search option and enter the following abbreviations:
By clicking on the pin needle, you can save your search results or access the My favorites list. In your “My favorites” list, you can see the search results you have saved and your search history.
If you are logged in to your library account, you can also use the pin needle to save search queries and to access them in the My favorites list.
You can save a search result by using the pin needle which you see in the list of search results or on the details page of an item. If you click on the pin needle in the menu bar in the upper right corner, you can access the search results you saved.
If you are logged in to your library account, your search results are being saved beyond a session.
If you are logged in to your library account, you can save the list of search results by using the pin needle shown above the list. In the tab Saved searches in the My favorites list, you can see your saved search queries.
If you want to receive notifications about new search results for your query, please turn on the notifications for this query by clicking on the bell icon.
Yes. During a research session, your search history is being saved until you close the browser window. You can access your search history by clicking on the clock in the menu bar in the upper right corner.
If you are logged in to your library account, your search history is being saved beyond a session.
In the list of search results, click on the three dots next to a search result or go to the Send to section on the detail page of a search result, and:
In the list of search results, click on the three dots next to a search result or go to the Send to section on the detail page of a search result. Use the BibTeX or RIS button to export your search results to a reference management software.
Export in Citavi
The RIS format is a good option for exporting data from the Primo catalog to Citavi. In most cases, you can keep the suggested character set, UTF-8.
Export in Zotero
Export data from the Primo catalog with the Zotero picker in your browser. In the Zotero picker, you can select the items you want to import from the search results list or export the detail data of an item.
In the list of search results, click on the three dots next to a search result or go to the Send to section on the detail page of a search result.
If you work with LaTeX, it is advisable to save the references in a BibTeX file. Use the BibTeX button in the section Send to.