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How to Use Primo - The CT State Library Discovery Tool

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Browse Search: The Card Catalog Experience

The Browse Search allows you to browse the collection of the CT State Library to locate a specific resource, or to locate a group of related resources. You can access the Browse Search in the top menu of Primo. To return to the main search page, click on Simple Search under the drop down menu. 

Browse search screen

You can browse material by subject, author, title, Library of Congress (LOC) call numbers, and SuDoc call numbers (for Federal Documents). You can also browse by ConnDoc call numbers (for Connecticut State Documents) by choosing call number from the drop down menu. 

Once you have made your browsing selection, enter your search terms or call number and click Browse to complete the search. 

Browse search drop down menu

A list of search results will appear. Click on the title of any search result to view the full record for that resource. 

Browse search results screen with arrow on title in one result