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.
Consult the help pages of the UAB libraries catalogue.
The fastest way is to look for the corresponding field on the catalogue's basic search screen:
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.
By the Title if you know it. Write the title of the newspaper or journal without the initial article directly.
Consult the various help guides prepared by the libraries on how to find.
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.
Remember, you can also sign up for the training sessions on databases and e-resources.
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".
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.
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".
Shows the area (floor, room, etc.) inside the library where the document is.
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.
You can specify the language, material type (book, journal, map, etc.), date of publication, publisher and library.
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.
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:
You can save results from the catalogue selecting . Later you can save these results on your computer or send them by email.