Thursday, November 8, 2007

UJLink: Library Catalogue in action

It is a fact! The UJ Library has a new Library Catalogue!
How to get started?

From the main page you can select any of the searching options.
· Basic Search – by default you search for KEYWORDS. You can select from OTHER OPTIONS to search for a Title, Author, Subjects, Journal Title, Afrikaans Subjects, Shelf Number, Dewey Number, ISBN/ISSN and Author/Title
· Advanced Search – You can EXTEND your search to multiple fields, but also you can LIMIT your search to specific Campus Collections (APK, APB, etc), Location (References, Main Collection, Law Collection, etc.), Material type, Language, Years of Publication, and Publisher. You can SORT the results by: relevance, date or title. On the right site of the screen SEARCH TIPS are available
· Multiple DatabasesNEW feature to the Library Catalogue. You can search across multiple resources to find full-text articles, abstracts, images, books, and more. You can search simultaneously the UJ Library Catalogue, Other Universities Catalogues, some Internet websites, selected databases, etc. You need to exercise to get the feeling of what you will get as results.
· Databases A-to-Z - Link to the existing databases list.
· Course Reserve – Find out what materials are placed on Reserve. You can either search per COURSE or LECTURER. You have BASIC SEARCH option link.

· My UJLinkNEW! Your’ personal UJLink. You need to login with your Surname and Staff/student number. You can renew your books, place a hold on a book, save preferred searches, look at your reading history and my ratings. You can search through a Basic search screen; limit your search per location or available items only.

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