What can I find in the Catalogue?
The freely accessible Regional Catalogue contains the holdings of the following libraries in the regional network:
- Rostock University Library (UB)
- Rostock University of Music and Drama Library (HMT)
- Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Library (IOW)
- Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock Library (IAP)
- Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology Library (FBN)
- Historical Library of the Museum of the Barlach Town of Güstrow
- Bibliothek des Max-Samuel-Hauses Rostock
The Rostock University Library holdings comprise:
- all books published in the years 1501 – 1850
- books published between 1851 are 1959 are only contained in part (Please use the Electronic Card Catalogue to search this period.)
- all books published since 1960
- all newspapers and journals
For printed media, the catalogue provides information on lending status and physical location in addition to bibliographic data. As a rule, electronic media can be accessed directly, provided you are connected to the University network.
It is possible to reserve or order media via the catalogue. You can also save search results to a saveset and export selected results or savesets in the standard formats for the exchange of bibliographic data (RIS, BibTeX, EndNote). You can access your library user account from the catalogue interface.
Tips for searching the catalogue
Linking search terms
By default, several search terms are linked by "and". Other (Boolean) operators can also be used in the search field, such as "or" (alternative) and "not" (exclusion). Further information can be found in the catalogue help section.
The asterisk replaces any number of characters and can be placed at any location in a search term, including at the end.
The exclamation mark ! replaces exactly one character and can be placed at any location in a search term, including at the end.
Choose "[PER] person/author" in the dropdown menu and enter your search terms in the format Last Name, First Name. You can use the wildcard * to find variants of the first name by placing it after the initial. If you do not know the first name, you can use the wildcard * in place of the first name.
The checkbox "approximate search" to the right of of the "sort by" field extends your search to include phonetically similar words. An approximate search for [PER] Meier, for example, would also return Meyer, Meiern etc.
Filtering search results
You can filter your search results by material, language, and country of publication by clicking "Analyse Hit List" in the left margin.
You can save up to 100 titles to your saveset. Click on "Save" in the left-hand menu and then on "Saveset" according to your own settings. The saved titles can now be found in the "Saveset" tab at the top.
Due to licensing regulations, e-books and e-journals can generally only be used from within the Rostock University network. The link to the full text or to the e-journal can be found at the end of the title display.
Printed or electronic
If available, a link is set between the printed and electronic editions so that you can easily switch between them from the title display. (see the field "Bibliogr. context: Erscheint auch als:"), for example: Wheatley: Scientific writing and publishing - a comprehensive manual for authors (2021).
If Google has full-text excerpts of a title, a link to the Google preview will be displayed, for example: Wheatley: Scientific writing and publishing - a comprehensive manual for authors (2021).
The Logout-button in the left margin resets the Catalogue and all search options.