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Help with Search Results

What Do I Find in the Different Tabs?to top

Books, Images …: In the first tab you will find all media that we index in SLUB Dresden including printed books and eBooks, printed journals, eJournals, images of Deutsche Fotothek, music and video content as well as numerous online resources. There is a total of more than 8 million resources in this tab. They have been semantically and mulitlingually enriched so you will search them using SLUBsemantics. See "Simple Search Help" for details.

Articles: In the second tab you will primarily find articles from eJournals but there are eBooks and other materials as well. These are often indexed together with their full text, so your search will bring up numerous results and should be refined using the facets on the right. There are more than 65 million resources in this tab. They are indexed by an external service so we will not amend or enrich them.

Website: The third tab lets you find SLUB webpages in the domain www.slub-dresden.de.

How Do I Refine My Search?to top

Long hit lists can be easily reduced by selecting search facets in the right-hand sidebar.

Facets for drill-downThe facet sections can be collapsed or expanded. The most commonly used facets are displayed from the outset; the less common ones can be unfolded by clicking on them.

The order of the facet values depends on the number of hits containing these values within the total hits of the search.

In the first tab "Books, Images ...", you can select, deselect or exclude the facet values as you like. For instance, if you select "Books" and "Images" in the facet "Resource Type", you will exclude all other resource types. If you are interested in all types but books, you can exclude books by clicking on the little x that shows up when hovering over the facet value.

The facet"SLUBsemantics" provides you with a category tree that helps you disambiguate your search or discover the context of your search terms. The facet values in this facet have German lables at this stage, even though clicking on them will result in a multilingual set of hits. German, English and Polish are the languages that are supported at the moment, so you can search in these languages and you will be presented with results in them.

The second tab "Articles" only allows for a simple refinement of facet values. Multiple selection and deselection or exclusion of facet values is not possible at pesent.

What Facets Are there for Drill-Down?to top

These facets are generated depending on the search results:

  • Availability: e.g. available online or available in print;
  • Resource Type: Type of publication;
  • SLUBsemantics: SLUBsemantics interprets your search query and suggests context categories related to your search terms. SLUBsemantics is suitable for topical searches when detailed bibliographic information is missing;
  • Topic: Topic of the publication according to subject headings;
  • Subject: Subject of the publication according to Regensburger Verbundklassifikation;
  • Creator: Author, editor, translator, photographer, composer or any other creative contributor to the publication;
  • Creation Date: Slider for specifying the period in which the publications were created;
  • Language: Language of publication;
  • Source: Database in which the publication is indexed;
  • Journal Title: Journal in which the publication (article) has been published;
  • Collection: SLUB library location that holds the publication.

Why Do I Get Different Search Results Using the Same Search Terms?to top

A number of databases licensed by SLUB Dresden (e.g. MLA International Bibliography, Web of Science) are restricted not only in access but also in search within the SLUB catalog. You need to be situated within the SLUB network or the campus network of TU Dresden in order to include these resources in your search. Alternatively you need to login to our website.

How Can I Access the Full Text of a Resource?to top

The resource types of items are indicated by the icons on the left of the result list. Digital images or digitized maps can be previewed when hovering over the icon with the mouse. You can access online resources directly by clicking on the arrow to the right of the item. A check mark indicates that the resource is a traditional medium and available for order, reservation or loan. A click on it leads you directly to the ordering functions of the individual copies of a title. A click on the item text in the result list, however, results in a detailed or full title display:

Trefferliste mit Symbolen und VerfügbarkeitsinformationenIn order to access licensed online resources you need to be situated in the SLUB network or campus network of TU Dresden.

Affiliates of TU Dresden might also login to our website for direct access to licensed full texts.

How Can I Order or Reserve Media?to top

At the bottom of the detailed or full title view the individual printed copies or printed journal volumes held by SLUB Dresden are listed. The copies are marked in different colours:

  • Green: Copy is available in open stacks and can be obtained directly by the users;
  • Yellow: Copy is available in closed stacks and must be ordered;
  • Red: Copy is on loan and can be reserved;
  • Grey: Copy is available for restricted use within the library buildings or is not available for use.

In the Central Library and in the Departmental Library DrePunct, the exact shelf location of open stack copies are indicated in our 3D virtualisation of the buildings. Please, click on "3D-Ansicht":

Exemparbereich (Funktionsleiste geschlossen)You can unfold the functional space of each open-stack copy and preview the shelf location of the book:

Freihandexemplar mit geöffnetem Funktionsbereich

Note: Get a location map on your smartphone or mobile device by scanning the individual QR code of open-stack copies.

You need to login to our website for ordering or reserving copies. After logging in you will find the ordering functions when you unfold the functional space of the respective copy:

Magazinexemplar mit geöffnetem Funtkionsbereich

How Does the QR Code Work?to top

QR-Code eines RegalstandortesQR codes are two-dimensional barcodes (2D codes). They are used in SLUB Dresden for encoding location data. Mobile devices with cameras can scan these codes and decode the location data.

Simply scan the QR code that is displayed after a click on the QR button of open-stack copies. You will be presented a map of the location in which the respective shelf is situated.

Today many mobile devices and smartphones are equipped with cameras and software for scanning QR codes. If your device does not have a pre-installed QR code reader, you can download one for free. Please make sure that you select the appropriate operating system:

You Did not Find What You Were Looking for?to top

We are happy to help you if you don't succeed with your search. Please, contact our information desk or drop us a note.