1. What is in the catalogue?
  2. How does the catalogue work?
  3. How can I look for a document in the catalogue if I know the author, title, subject, etc.?
  4. How can I find newspapers or journals on ...?
  5. How can I know if you have X journal, which issues you have of it, what supplements are included, etc?
  6. How can I look for video, thesis, map, etc?
  7. How can I find newspaper and journal article on ...?
  8. How can I find documents that deal with a certain person? or on their work?
  9. How do I do a keyword search? What is a boolean search?
  10. How are special non-English punctuaction signs written?
  11. What does the X localisation mean?
  12. What does the X status mean?
  13. How can I find a more recent edition of this book? Or an edition in Spanish?
  14. How can I access the library catalogue of other Catalan universities?
  15. How can I access the catalogues of non-Catalan libraries?
  16. How can I save the information from the catalogue?
  17. Can I consult the catalogue from home?

 

1. What is in the catalogue?

The catalogue shows all the documental resources stored in the UAB libraries and all the digital documental resources acquired or selected by the UAB Library Service.
 

2. How does the catalogue work?

3. How can I look for a document in the catalogue if I know the author, title, subject, etc?

The fastest way is to look for the corresponding field on the catalogue's basic search screen:


Authors:
In the case of anglon-saxon and portuguese authors last surname must be sought, and for the latin authors the first surname. Members of the royal families, saints and classical and medieval authors who wrote in latin and greek should be sought by their own name (Alfons X, Teresa de Jesús, Plató, Erasme de Rotterdam, etc.).

Title:
Write the name of the book directly without the initial article. This method is used too for journals and titles of collections.

Subject: The subjects are based on the translation to Catalan of the subjects catalogue of the Library of Congress. Therefore, the search must be done in Catalan
 

4. How can I find newspapers or journals on ...?

By the Title if you know it. Write the title of the newspaper or journal without the initial article directly.
If you do not know the first few words of the title search by Keyword writing in the words you do know.

To look for journals or newspapers on a certain subject, go to Advanced search, write the subject you are interested in and select "journal" or "e-journal" on the Material type box.

 

5. How can I know if you have X journal, which issues you have of it, what supplements are included, etc?

By searching for the journal by the title you will find the holdings of the journal (issues, volumes and years we have, indices, supplements included, etc.) on the same screen where the title appears.

If you search electronic journals, you can access directly the full-text pushing down .
 

6. How can I look for videos, CD-roms, etc?

Consult the various help guides prepared by the libraries on how to find.

 

7. How can I find newspaper and journal articles on ...?

Magazines are catalogued as a single document, and that means that the authors an article titles are not shown in the catalogue. If you are looking for the reference of an article, look for the name of the journal and check whether we have the volume, number and year in the collections of the UAB libraries.

To find articles you can search Trobador+ and the databases that include journals on certain subjects. If you have a problem, ask the library staff for help.

Remember, you can also sign up for the training sessions on databases and e-resources.
 

8. How can I find  documents that deal with a certain person? or on their work?

Search the UAB Catalogue by Subject ("Matèria") and write the surname or surnames followed by the name of the person you are looking for, for example "buñuel luis". The system will provide you with a list of subjects that start with the name. If you are looking for information on the work of a certain creator (author, director, painter, etc) you should look for the name of the person plus "Crítica i interpretació", for example "Buñuel, Luis - Crítica i interpretació".
 

9. How do I do a keyword search? What is a boolean search?

You can search by keyword on the catalogue's search screen.

For example, you can search by general keyword - criminologia (criminology) - and the result will be all of the books that contain the word criminologia. But not all of the documents on that subject will appear, for example a book in English or French (criminologie, etc.), nor will a book in Spanish entitled La mente criminal. In cases such as these, it is better to do a search by subjects.

A boolean search allows you to link the various words using boolean operators: AND (intersection); OR (sum); NOT (subtract). Examples of these words.

In addition, we can limit searches in such a way that the word only appears in the fields that we have specified: title, subject or author.
 

10. How are special non-English punctuation signs written?

To make searches easier, the catalogue does not distinguish between letters with accents or not, or between capital and small letters, and it does not take into account certain signs such as apostrophes. The double "l·l" in Catalan shoul be written "ll".
 

11. What does the X localisation mean?

Shows the area (floor, room, etc.) inside the library where the document is.

 

12. What does the X status mean?

Disponible (Available): the document can be found in the library: on the corresponding shelf or on the trolley where material that has been consulted is left, or some other user is consulting it, etc.

Exclòs de préstec (Exempt from being loaned): the same as in the previously mentioned case (i.e., the book can be found in the library ...) with the exemption that it cannot be borrowed.

Reservat (Reserved): another user has requested to borrow the book.

Fins... (dia X)  (Until ... (day X)): the document is on loan.

No localitzat (cannot be located): document recently lost. If the document does not appear after a certain period its status will be changed to "Perdut/Inventari" (Lost/Inventory)

Perdut/Inventari (Lost/Inventory): document that was not found in the last inventory of the library's collections.

 

13. How can I find a more recent edition of this book? Or an edition in Spanish?

You can specify the language, material type (book, journal, map, etc.), date of publication, publisher and library.

 

14. How can I access the library catalogue of other Catalan universities?

You can consult the Catàleg Col·lectiu de les Universitats de Catalunya (CCUC) from the web of the Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya (CBUC). At the CCUC site, there are links to the catalogue of each institution.
 

15. How can I access the catalogues of other non-Catalan libraries?

There is no one system for connecting to the catalogues of other libraries around the country. The best thing is to do a web search from the library's terminals with connection to Internet. You can start with:

REBIUN, collective catalogue of Spanish university libraries (http://rebiun.crue.org).

 

16. How can I save the information from the catalogue?

You can save results from the catalogue selecting . Later you can save these results on your computer or send them by email.

 

17. Can I consult the catalogue from home?

Yes, by the Internet on the Library Services home page: http://www.uab.cat/biblioteques. Or directly to the adress: http://www.uab.cat/bib/cataleg.

Your user information and renewal of loans can be done at: http://cataleg.uab.cat/patroninfo*cat.