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The Library Catalogue www.bath.ac.uk/library/. Article-level searching not possible via existing catalogue ELIN – concerns over continued technical support and gaps in coverage New system enables seamless searching across a number of information silos. Reasons for new approach.

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The library catalogue www bath ac uk library

The Library Cataloguewww.bath.ac.uk/library/


Reasons for new approach

Article-level searching not possible via existing catalogue

ELIN – concerns over continued technical support and gaps in coverage

New system enables seamless searching across a number of information silos

Reasons for new approach


Improved features
Improved features

Improved title searching

Groups different editions of the same title together

Finds Library resources, Opus material and lots more – all from one search box!

Allows searches to be refined using limiter options (facets)

Did you mean? feature to help with alternative spellings

Offers better user experience with mobile devices


‘Sign in’

It is advised that you ‘Sign in’ to the catalogue, using your BUCS username and password. Signing in will ensure:

  • you have access to the widest range of resources

    available to you

  • your current search history and starred items are

    recorded in ‘My Collection’



The old catalogue
The old catalogue …

Enter ‘made in china’


Where is it
Where is it?

Not here!


The new catalogue
The new catalogue …

http://www.bath.ac.uk/library

Enter ‘made in china’




Which editions?

Identifies there are 5 different editions in stock


Grouping of editions

5th ed.

4th ed.

3rd ed.

2nd ed.



From one search box you will search across
From one search box you will search across …

  • Library collections – print and electronic

  • Individual articles from e-journals and full-text databases

  • Opus – access the University’s research output

  • Theses and Dissertations

    … and then refine your results



Using facets
Using facets

If you get too many results in your first search, the catalogue offers limiter options (facets) to help refine your initial results:

Facets are displayed on the left of the screen.






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