About the All Catalogues search
Use the All Catalogues search to find material across all the Library’s collections, whether online or at the Library. This search option makes it easy to filter the results of your search.
You can choose to view material by format or by collection. The formats available include:
- archives and manuscripts
- pictures (paintings, prints, drawings and photographs)
In additon to identifying material by format and collection, the All Catalogues search has some useful features for finding and organising search results:
You can do a keyword search across selected collections of journals to find details of articles on a topic. Depending on the journal collection, you may get full-text articles available online, or references to journal articles available in the Library or elsewhere.
For an articles search, select the 'Articles' link at the top left of the screen.
You can tag items in search results with your own descriptive terms. Once items have been tagged, you can search for them using your tags, as well as with keyword search terms. This is especially useful if you want to create reading lists for future use, or share lists of items with others.
To use tags you need to login to your Library account with your Library Card number/username and password.
To get the most from your search:
- You can search for one or more words, e.g. cholera 19th century.
- You can search for a phrase, using quotation marks, e.g. “health and safety”.
- Use the links on the left-hand side to view results by:
- location: online, open shelves or closed stores
- publication date
- You can save selected items, by clicking on the ‘Add to saved’ link. To view your saved items, go to the top of the page and click on ‘View saved’. Items are only saved for the duration of your catalogue session.
- You can email or export items in 'View saved', or save them permanently as a list in your Library account.
- If you have referencing software, you can download records in Endnote or RefWorks format.
For more search options, try the Advanced Search option next to the search box.