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Database Content Not Covered by Library Search: Home


Content from many Seneca Libraries’ databases is discoverable using the search box on the Seneca Libraries homepage ( Most types of material appear in the main set of Library Search results, with the exception of news content. News content can only be found by navigating to the separate Newspaper Search results page.

Not all of Seneca Libraries’ databases and their content are discoverable using the search box on the Seneca Libraries homepage, however.

The breadth of the discovery layer underpinning our library search box, Primo, depends on the relationship its vendor, Ex Libris, does or does not have with third-party database content providers to make content available. For those vendors whose content is not directly Primo-indexed, it also depends, alternatively, on: the availability of MARC records we may be able to get from those vendors ourselves; or records that are available through the Alma Community Zone (Alma being the back-end to Primo’s user-facing front-end) and to which we may link; or content that may be accessed through the system’s link resolver.

The following is a list of the databases for which none of the above applies: databases whose content will likely only be discoverable by searching them in their native database interface. The links to use for this are below, or they are also indicated by the absence of the  icon next to them on and its subpages.

Databases not Covered by Library Search (Primo)

(This list was last updated on 26 January 2024)