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Introduction to PRIMO (00:03:42)
A short video introducing the library catalog PRIMO.
Video demo - PRIMO and selected literary databases
How to Use Literature Databases Video Instruction (9:09)
This video tutorial shows finding literary criticism in PRIMO (the library catalog) - and the literary research databases Bloom's Literature and Gale Literature.