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What's happening to the catalog?: Catalog Changes Overview

Information on URI's Library Catalog Transition.

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Welcome to the New URI Libraries Search!

Our new catalog is available! You can search the URI Libraries' collections with an improved user interface.

This replaces the older HELIN Catalog. To search the new catalog, click on the Libraries Search links on the Libraries' Home Page, or click here.

The URI Libraries' Catalog

Here are some of the features you'll find in the URI Libraries Search:

  • Search for books, articles, and more!
  • Expand your results to search beyond the URI Libraries
  • Improved searching and refining options
  • You can change the ranking of your results from relevance to date, and vice-versa
  • Refine search by subject, title, topic, language, format, and more
  • Generate citations right from the catalog, or quickly export to RefWorks, Zotero, and other citation managers
  • Save results for later use
  • Browse virtual shelves to see similar results 
  • Search course reserves
  • Call number searching
  • Ability to limit items by location within each library
  • Get an RSS feed of new items that match your search

Why the new catalog?

The new catalog, running on a system called Primo, offers students and researchers multiple customization options, and supports university-level researchers' needs.

This is the same system used by many of the world's top academic and research libraries, such as the University of Oxford, New York University, University of Illinois, and Texas A&M. The University of Connecticut is also moving to Primo.  (To see the list of libraries that use this same search tool, head to

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