What will I find if I choose the Catalogue?

The Regional Catalogue Rostock contains all physical and electronic holdings of Rostock University Library.

  • all books published from 1501 to 1850
  • books published from 1851 to 1959 are only contained in part. Please use the electronic card index to search this period.
  • all books published since 1960
  • all newspapers and journals

Libraries included in the Regional Catalogue:

Tips for searching the Catalogue

1. Fuzzy search: This search can be expanded by phonetically similar words. Activate this setting by checking the " approximate search" box at the top.

2. Search results can be analysed according type of publication, language code and country code. To do this, click on "Analyse Hit List" in the menu on the left. The analysis can help you find sheet music, for example, or all English-language items associated with the name Goethe.

3. You can save up to 100 titles on the clipboard by clicking "save" in the menu on the left.

4. You can also save authority records in this way.

5. The HTML code of the title pages contains metadata that can be used with the appropriate clients. See LINK COinS (ContextObjects in Spans).

6. The Catalogue is linked to Google Books. When you click on a title for the detailed view. The system checks if Google has full-text extracts of this title. If so, a link to the Google preview will be displayed.

7. We offer full-text versions of many electronic resources. Due to licensing regulations, these are usually only accessible from within the University network. The link to the full text, if available, is located at the bottom of the title page in the detailed view.

8. RSS feeds: The first 20 search results are sorted by date and can be subscribed to. Updates occur once per day. You can save any query, no matter how complex. (To save a search as an RSS feed, click "Subscribe this search (RSS)" at the top of the search results page.

9. If an item is available both in print and electronically, the item's title page will contain a link to the other version(s) (displayed at the line "Bibliogr. context").