Quick Start Guide Our Catalogue

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Quick Start Guide Our Catalogue

Created 25th June 2012

1. Starting your Search The catalogue provides a search engine style of experience, returning a set of results based on the keywords you enter - any mix of author, title or topic words. Easy to use tools can then be applied, to refine and narrow results, or to try alternative search suggestions.

❶ Go to the catalogue at http://library.ucd.ie Also available from UCD Connect, UCD Mobile app, Library website, Library workstations – and a mobile version.

❷ Key your search into the box rural ethiopia

biography james joyce

wallace stevens

district and circle

Chris Curtin

Curtin Kelly

Use wildcard * to widen results econom* ireland

❸ Advanced Search Click on Advanced Search to PRESELECT an index, use Boolean logic, limit your format, language, collection, location, select year range before you start searching Use AND, OR

european central bank OR ECB

celtic tiger AND ireland

❹ Articles tab If you just want to find a few quick start sample full text articles, click on the Articles tab and then input your search into the box. This is handy, but is NOT our full collection of databases and full texts – use our A-Z of Databases to explore that.

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2. Refining your Results ❶ Check the number of results and Sort results Results will start off in order of relevance. Click to resort by title, or date with most recent first

❷ Browse results If there are more than one page of results you can browse through them to review

❸ Choose facets to refine (narrow) your results Click on as many facets as you wish to filter your results. Click on the X to switch them off again

❹ For titles of interest There is a quick summary about our copies of the title on this screen showing: which library the copy is in; the shelf the item is on and the type of loan; if it is available to check the shelves or is out on loan. If we have more than one copy you are told how many we have - click on the + sign to see details about them all. For print journals click on + Show library holdings to see the date range we hold





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3. Features to look for in the results summary



❶ Click for eBooks Login if prompted with your UCD login. You will get access to the text marked like this online.

❷ Click for articles A set of sample digital articles will be shown, click on pdf to view and login if



prompted.

❸ Request it



If an item has to be fetched for you, or somebody else has it on loan, click to request it and login if prompted.



❹ Click for local UCD Research An increasing amount of full text material from UCD researchers can be accessed from our local research



repository.

❺ Table of Contents and Publisher Descriptions Some books have these available so you can get a good idea of the detailed chapters and decide on its relevance for you.



❻ Format of the item Check the icons to see at a glance the format of the returned results.

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4. Articles

❶ ❷ ❶ Articles in your results You will see some sample articles in your results. If one or more is relevant click on the pdf or full text link to view the article directly – login if prompted with your UCD login.

❷ Seeing more articles If you want to see more articles OR they are not v