Archive for ‘Library catalogue’

June 3, 2011

CSA is now ProQuest

by Debbie

Proquest logo

CSA Illumina is getting a new interface and a new name and from 10 June will be known as ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com/index

ProQuest is already live and ready to go, links are available in the library catalogue and on the Environment subject page so feel free to try to out.

IMPORTANT! If you have set up a MyResearch account in CSA for saved searches and alerts this will not be transferred automatically into ProQuest, you will have to register for a new MyReseach account in Proquest.

Please email Katharine if you have any questions.

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June 2, 2011

Getting the books you want is now easier

by Debbie

Girl with books
We’ve changed the way that you reserve books. Changes include:

  • When you reserve a book, all the copies we have in stock at all our libraries are now reserved for you, so you should get your books more quickly.
  • You can choose which library you want to pick the book up from, and to specify the date after which you will no longer need it.

This system also replaces the inter-campus loans system. As before, if there is a copy on the shelf at your pickup library, you won’t be able to request a copy from somewhere else. These changes should mean that you get a copy of the book you need more quickly.

For more information on the changes to the system, please see the news item on the library website.

January 11, 2010

Library catalogue maintenance 12th – 13th January

by Debbie

E-Journal records will be temporarily unavailable via the Library Catalogue from Tuesday 12th January 2010 at 2pm and on Wednesday 13th January 2010. This is due to essential maintenance of the Library catalogue. The records will be available again from Thursday 14th January 2010.

During this time you can access e-Journal resources via the A-Z Journal List as usual.

September 16, 2009

Library catalogue unavailable Thursday 17 – Friday 18 September

by Debbie

Due to a planned update the library catalogue will be unavailable on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September.

During this time you will be able to search for titles using MetaLib however MetaLib does not give details of the location and availability of an item. To check these details please contact the library help desk.

Alternatively, you can locate electronic resources via our a-z lists:

January 8, 2007

ICL Library catalogue – new and improved for 2007

by Katharine Thompson

iLink, the library catalogue has just got a lot more colourful and informative. As well as your usual list of search results you’ll also be able to see the book jacket, table of contents and/or summary.

(Please note, as the data is obtained externally these enhancements are not available for every title.)

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