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University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus General Library. ONLINE CATALOG TUTORIAL Prepared by: GLADYS E. LOPEZ Y NORMA I. SOJO-RAMOS Translated by: Isabel Ruiz Tardí August 2004 . INTRODUCTION .

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University of puerto rico mayag ez campus general library

University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez CampusGeneral Library

ONLINE CATALOG TUTORIAL

Prepared by:

GLADYS E. LOPEZ Y NORMA I. SOJO-RAMOS

Translated by:

Isabel Ruiz Tardí

August 2004

© 2004 General Library - RUM


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

  • In 1984 the General Library of the University of Puerto Rico , Mayagüez Campus was a pioneer in automating its library services.

  • In 2004 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this achievement by offering our patrons a new integrated automation system which is completely graphic.


Introduction1

INTRODUCTION

  • The Library page and its electronic catalog can be accessed through the Web. The Online Catalog allows you to browse the resources available at our Library from anywhere in the world. Our electronic address is the following :


Www uprm edu library

WWW.UPRM.EDU/LIBRARY


Dictionary

DICTIONARY

  • Online Catalog – an electronic list of all types of resources available at the Library.

  • Collection – a place which houses library resources such as, for example: Reference, Puerto Rican Collection, Marine Sciences.

  • Item type –kind of resource, for example: books, journals, microfiche, videos, films.


Dictionary1

DICTIONARY

  • Location – collection or department which houses the resources available at the Library.

  • Holdings – number of resources available and their location.

  • Library personnel – library employees


Library catalog

LIBRARY CATALOG

  • The best way to know the location of a resource is by accessing the catalog.

  • The resources are represented by means of a bibliographic record.


Bibliographic record

BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD

  • Includes

    Author

    Title

    Edition

    Place of publication

    Publisher

    Year of publication

    Pages

    Dimension

    Subjects

    Call number


Online catalog click catalogs under the section virtual library at the library s home page

ONLINE CATALOG Click “Catalogs” under the section “Virtual Library” at the Library’s home page


Online catalog click lider

ONLINE CATALOGCLICK “LIDER”


Online catalog

ONLINE CATALOG

The following screen will appear:


Types of searches

TYPES OF SEARCHES

  • By author

  • By title

  • By subject

  • Combined searches


Sample author search

SAMPLE AUTHOR SEARCH

IMPORTANT Select type of search

Last name first


Results

RESULTS

59 titles found for García Marquez

Copies, title, call number and year of publication


Results in detail

RESULTS IN DETAIL

Publisher, year of publication, pages, ISBN and number of copies.

Call number and location


Sample title search

SAMPLE TITLE SEARCH

Omit articles

The complete title is

La Mala Hora

Select the type of search


Results1

RESULTS

Numberof titles found - 5


Example subject search

EXAMPLE SUBJECT SEARCH

Write subjects always in English

Select the type of search


Results2

RESULTS

Search term and number of titles found on that subject


Other online databases

OTHER ONLINE DATABASES


Other online databases1

OTHER ONLINE DATABASES

  • ALVADB – This database was created in February 2003. It contains approximately 500 bibliographic records of manuscripts, reprints and articles on literature and linguistics which are available at the Josefina y Manuel Alvarez Nazario Collection.

  • INDREF – This database was created in October 1992. It is an index of bibliographies and literary critiques. The emphasis of the material contained in the database is on Latin Americans. Most of the material is in Spanish. The database contains over 20,000 bibliographic records.

  • MARINE – This database was created in November 1992. Its contains over 2,700 bibliographic records of reprints on Marine Sciences and related fields.

  • SAMADB – This database was created in May 1990. It is an index of local newspaper articles on Puerto Rico and on Puerto Ricans. Its contains over 20,000 records.


Limit search

LIMIT SEARCH


Limit search1

LIMIT SEARCH

  • This option appears at the bottom of the second search screen

  • It provides the option to combine the elements of a search, such as for example:

  • language

  • type of resource

  • location

  • year of publication


Options language

OPTIONS : “LANGUAGE”

  • One way of limiting the results of your search is by selecting a specific language for the results obtained.

  • Click the arrow next to the “language” box and a list of language options will appear.

  • Select one to limit the results of the search.


Options item type

OPTIONS :“ITEM TYPE”

  • Another way to limit the search is by selecting the type of resource you want.

  • At the “item type” box you can click on the arrow to open up a list of types of resources available at the Library.

  • In this manner, the search is limited by type of resource: books, journals, videos, films, cd-rom, among others.


Options locations

OPTIONS : “LOCATIONS”

  • In addition, you can specify the location of the resource if you know where it can be found.

  • At the “location” box click on the arrow and find a list of the collections at the Library.

  • This way you can limit the search to a specific collection; such as for example, Reference, Puerto Rican Collection, Serial and Electronic Resources, among others.


Options pub year

OPTIONS : “PUB YEAR”

  • Puedes escoger la fecha de publicacion del rtecurso, si es que conoces la misma.

  • In the “pubyear” box write the year of publication.

  • In this manner the search is limited by year.


Sample of limit search

SAMPLE OF LIMIT SEARCH


Results3

RESULTS

From 39 titles by García Marquez the search was limited to 2 titles.


Frequently asked questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What do I need in order to access the catalog from home, the office or any other location?

    • Have access to the Internet by means of a service such as Coqui.net, America Online, etc.

    • Use a hypertext browser like Internet Explorer®, Netscape®, etc.

  • When is the catalog available?

    • 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The only exception to this is the time established for updating the Catalog. The time allotted for this purpose is indicated on the Catalogs entry screen.


Frequently asked questions1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Should I use caps or not then typing my search?

    - The system is not caps sensitive, so you can

    use either.

  • Why must subject headings be written in English?

    - Our library uses the Anglo-American

    Cataloging Rules and the Library of Congress

    Subject Headings to ensure a standardized

    usage which allows us to share our Catalog

    with other universities in Puerto Rico and

    abroad.


Frequently asked questions2

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • The system recognize orthographic symbols in Spanish?

    • The system dos not recognized “ ñ” so it must be replaced by n and accent symbols or diacritic marks must be omitted.

  • What can I do if I can’t find what I am looking for?

    • Visit one of our collections and ask a member of our library staff. You can also e-mail your question or request to a member of the library staff or enter the virtual reference page at:


Http www uprm edu library virtualref

http://www.uprm.edu/library/virtualref


Aditional information

ADITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prof. Gladys Luciano – Reference/Documents Collection x2023 [email protected]

  • Mrs. Rita Seda – Circulation/Reserve Collection x2159 [email protected]

  • Prof. María V. Berríos – Serials and Electronic Resources Collection x2026 [email protected]

  • Prof. Sara Ruiz – Puerto Rican Collection x 2401 [email protected]

  • Mr. Luis Marin – Interlibrary Loans x2205 [email protected]


Aditional information1

ADITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prof. Carmen Ceide – Marine Sciences Collection x 2315 [email protected]

  • Prof. Franklyn Irizarry – Audiovisual x3074 [email protected]

  • Mrs. María del C. Pérez – Alvarez Nazario Collection x 2309 [email protected]

  • Miss. Ana Valentín – Music Collection x2391 [email protected]


University of puerto rico mayag ez campus general library

Thank you for your visit!

Click in the happy face to have access to the Online Catalog

General Library

P.O. Box 9022

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681

787-832-4040 x3810, 2155, 2151

Fax 787-265-5483


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