Using the catalogue

"The Library catalogue is easy to use."

What the Library is doing about it:

  • We are strongly committed to enabling users to discover and use information effectively.

    The old system is a traditional catalogue and Search is a resource discovery tool. Whilst both are currently available our goal is to have one front-end tool that gives users access to multiple resources, not just the catalogue. As we continue to improve Search, we are working to replicate key functions in the catalogue. This will take some time to complete and it’s important that the Library doesn’t reduce our services to users in the meantime.

    Search is not intended to completely replace the search engines associated with individual databases, which remain a better way to do comprehensive searching.