HOW TO USE THE TINLIB CATALOGUE

The main menu displays 5 options:

1. AUTHORS
2. TITLES
3. SUBJECTS
4. KEYWORD SEARCH
5. COMBINATION SEARCH

Use the arrows and press ENTER to select one of them.

To search the indices of AUTHORS, TITLES, SUBJECTS use the PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN or arrow keys to browse, or press F 10, type the first letters of the word you need, and press ENTER

The index of AUTHORS contains editors and corporate authors (institutions). The list of TITLES contains books and periodicals together ( the “Search for All Titles” option). The list of SUBJECTS contains subject headings with subdivisions which describe the contents of a book. Not all books have been assigned subject headings yet and because of this we ask that you use other search options to be sure you have done a thorough search.

A KEYWORD search is a search for any word in any title. You can either browse through the list (the first option “Browse for Keywords in All Titles”., or you can use the second option (“Search for Keyword in Books/AV/general Media”) To perform this search, type in the word(s) and join them with words: AND, OR, or NOT. You can also perform AND searches by entering keywords on separate lines: press enter to create the lines type your words in, then press ESC then y to begin your search.

String searching is a search for any sequence of letters in the whole bibliographical record and can be conducted within any list. Press F8 and ENTER to perform it.. This kind of search is effective when you want to find materials about and by the author, or if you want to find records not only with subject headings but also with subdivisions containing this word.

COMBINATION SEARCH Press ENTER, fill in the form, then press ESC then y.