Alephino 5.0 OPAC - Content overview
The Web-OPAC screen is made up of two frames. The top frame displays the menu bar with the important and available functions; the large lower frame displays various search options along with screens that display results.
The Search function enables you to find records by entering keywords or phrases. There are different search types for various needs and skills available.
Additionally to the advices at the bottom of each screen, there are other rules, available for all search types:
the * character (asterisk) replaces any number of characters and can be placed at the left, right or middle of a portion of a word. It can never be used more than once in a text string.
the ? character replaces one character. This is especially useful for a word with different
At first you must specify the search aspect of the indices.
ExampleTIT=(hist* OR soci*) AND AUT=Winkler
searches words in the index of titles and the index of authors. If you activate "Words adjacent", the system will understand that you want to retrieve only search terms,that are next to each other.
Boolean operatorsYou may use the Boolean operators AND and OR in your search string. The Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT can broaden or narrow your search.
Examplesflag AND civili?ation
searches all records containing flag and civilisation or civilization. flag OR country
searches all records containing flag or country. flag NOT country
searches all records containing the word flag but not the word country.
ParenthesesParentheses can be used in a search query for defining priority. In the following example titles with the words processor or CPU, and program or system must be found. Example:
(processor OR CPU) AND (program OR system)
The abbreviations used in Alephino-CCL are:
This function displays your search queries, and allows you:
This function allows you to search in an alphabetical index. There are indexes of authors, indexes of titles and indexes of subjects.
Select the index, then enter the text from which you would like to start browsing. This text will appear at the top of a scrollable list. For example, entering the letter a will open an alphabetical list starting with the letter a. Entering the word Shakespeare in the index of authors, will open an alphabetical list starting with Shakespeare.
The Browse list is an alphabetical list, that displays the number of records for each entry. Click on an underlined entry to see the associated records for the entry.
There are two ways to access a browse list:
A title list is a search result. When you click on an underlined entry in an index, a title list is displayed, if applicable. You can also see older title lists in the Search History function.
In "Result list", you can retrieve the previously displayed list.
You can select different display formats for the title list.
You can modify or filter a title list, and you can save or send this list.
Facets will be built by extraction of authority records linked to current result set. You may use them to render your results more precisely.
In the full view of a record, you can see the record in a variety of formats that change the tags from standard ALEPHINO tags to name tags or numeric tags. You can also select the catalog card style.
The full view has links that allow you to jump to:
When you click on the underlined Number of items tag, a results list is displayed. To request items, click the hold request button.
The borrower account function enables you to access your borrower data. You can see your loans, your hold requests, your search profiles and your cash records account. Furthermore you can modify your password and update your address.
In this function you can select databases that you would like to search. Your library determines which databases you are allowed to access.
You can send your comments or suggestions to the library by using this function.
Here you find options for customising the interface. For example you can determine the language and modify the format in which records are presented.
In the course of your search session you can create a personal collection of literature. Take advantage of this collection, which is also known as Shopping Cart or e-Shelf to create a bibliography list at the end of your search session. This list then be made available for download or sent via e-mail.
If you have identified yourself as a registered user of the library (Borrower login), your basket is stored permanently up to 200 entries.
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