Library Catalog


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Find books, journals, and articles within the library.
 

The library catalog is a register of all bibliographic items found in the AU Library (e.g., books, journals, computer files, journal articles, etc.) Since 1972 as the first temporary library was established now we have a large collection of more than 500,000 items of books, journals, and electronic materials.

 

The library catalog is the reader’s chief means of discovering and locating material in the library.  

     

  1. It points out the location of the books and other types of materials the library holds by giving the location or call number.
  2. It lists in one place, in alphabetical order, all books (and nonbook materials, if they are included in the catalog) by a particular author or on a particular subject, regardless of their locations in the library.
  3. It provides several ways of finding materials, listing them by author, title, subject; by coauthor, translator, or illustrator if there is one; and often by series if the work belongs to a series.

 

Search tips for using the library catalog

 

Browse Search

Browse Search is a kind of general searching, and search result will be sort by alphabetical.

Search Pattern >> Type in words or phrases in Search Pattern box 

Field/Category >> Select Field/Category (Ex. Author, Title, Subject, etc.)

Database >> Select Database.

Type >> Select Type.

Language >> Select Language used in the materials.

Publishing Country >> Select Publishing Country.

Item Location >> Select Location of resources.

Item Class >> Select Class of materials (Ex. Books, Reference, Serials, etc.)

Year of Publication >> Type year 4 digit to limit PubDate.

Line per page >> Select the number of results to be displayed per page.

Search >> Click Search for searching of results to be arrange.

Reset >> Click Reset for clear words or phrases in new search.

For browse search type the text such as the title, author, and subject. You can typing a word in to Search Pattern box if you want to narrow the Result click on Search Option to limit the result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyword Search

Keyword Search is a kind of searching of general keywords, authors, titles and subjects.

Search Pattern >> Type in words or phrases in Search Pattern box.

Field/Category >> Select Field/Category (Ex. Author, Title, Subject, etc.)

Database >> Select Database.

Search >> Click Search for searching.

Reset >> Click Reset for clear words or phrases in new search.

For this simple keyword search, you can type in the word(s) you want to search in the form field and select category to search 'General' keyword or search by Author, Title or Subject fields. Press 'Search' to get your results.

 

Expert Search

Expert Search is a kind of powerful and specific searching, include Boolean operators.

Search Pattern >> Type in words or phrases in Search Pattern box.

Field/Category >> Select Field/Category Ex. Author, Title, Subject, etc. 

Database >> Select Database.

Search >> Click Search for searching.

Reset >> Click Reset for clear words or phrases in new search.

Steps in Using Boolean/Expert Search

And ELIB system will search for records containing both words in the same or different field.

Or ELIB system will search for records containing either the first word or the second word or both, in the same or different field.

Not ELIB system will search for records containing the first word and not the second word.

Adjacent ELIB system will search for records which have both words next to each other in the same field 

With ELIB system will search for records containing both words in the same field.

For this Expert Search, enter the keyword you want to search in each form field, followed by selection of which type you are looking in (such as General Keyword, Author, Title, etc.) and select operator connecting these fields. For instant, you may look for records with 'General Keyword' called 'Food' OR 'Author' whose name contains 'John'.