Primo Central

Primo Central is a cross-disciplinary index covering hundreds of millions of journal articles, ebooks and other materials from a wide range of information providers. See the Primo Central Collection List for details of the collections indexed in Primo Central. A Primo Central search doesn't include content from every information provider (e.g. EBSCOhost databases are not indexed in Primo Central), but it does provide an excellent starting point for your research.


When you search from the 'Everything' tab in StarPlus, your search includes Primo Central as well as materials in the Library's collections. The 'Articles and More' tab searches only Primo Central. We recommend that University of Sheffield staff and students sign in to StarPlus before searching. This is especially important when using Primo Central from off-campus as you will not be able to search and retrieve records from external licensed resources (e.g. Web of Science) indexed in Primo Central if you are not signed in.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library Help Service on extension 27200 or email