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What is Discovery?

Primo Discovery Service (Primo) is an online research tool that “pulls together” almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching the Library Catalog for books and a database such as Academic Search Complete for journal articles, you can do an Primo search and get results which include books, e-books, journal articles in one platform.


Why Discovery?

Most databases tend to be subject specific, for example, LISTA generally covers materials related to Library Studies and ERIC covers subjects related to Education, by using Primo, it will help to search almost ALL of these subject databases  in one single platform, so, if you are not sure of what specific databases you need, try Primo.


Available Databases


Discovery helps to do searches across multiple databases, however, some of our subscribed databases might not be compatible with the platform, you can view the list below to see all the databases that are included in Primo, however, individual databases can still be accessed using the Journal List on the library homepage.


Databases available in Primo platform


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO) 

Britannica Online Encyclopædia

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCO)

Eric (EBSCO)

EBSCO E-Book Collection 

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) 


Gale Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection

Hospitality and Tourism Complete (EBSCO)

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)

Legal Collection (EBSCO)

Proquest Central



MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)

Marketing Collection (Emerald)

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Science Direct – Business Management and Accounting Collection

Tourism and Hospitality Collection (Emerald)

Taylor and Francis – Sports, Leisure and Tourism Complete

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)

中國數字化期刊數據庫 (萬方數據)

中國學位論文數據庫 (萬方數據)



IFTM Library Catalog




All IFTM staff and students can access to Primo within the campus network or off-campus. When using Primo platform from off-campus, you will need to login with your IFTM email account prior to access full-text article.




User Guides


Primo Quick Guide