KCHR library have brought all the documents under computerized bibliographic control using SOUL software. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) search is provided to readers. Users can save valuable time on using KCHR OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) for books, magazines, journals, articles and non -book materials.
STEPS OF SEARCHING OPAC
Books / Thesis
Following are the access point to search on Books and Thesis database of SOUL.
Title Search / Quick Search:
Type the title of book in full or part. If there are any hits, list of Titles and their Call numbers, Accession numbers and Status will be displayed. As one enters a character, the System will display all titles containing that character. As more characters are entered, the list of titles will go on reducing.
Free Text Search:
Free Text Search is the easy and common use of searching documents. Free Text Search facility is provided to conduct search using a word/text contained in Title, Author, Subject or Publisher. Enter desired word/text in search field and click search button or press Alt and S keys together. The System will display number of hits for each field i.e. Title, Author, Subject, Publisher. For example:-
Double Click on Corresponding field to see further details.
Command Buttons and Functions:
Exit: This is meant for exiting from the 'Free Text Search' option and go into Main Menu.
Help: By clicking Help button or pressing Alt and H keys together, one can view the Help.
LOCATING DOCUMENTS ON THE SHELF
Over 95% of the library collections are available directly from the shelves. Others belong to the closed access materials category – These include letters, diaries, maps, articles, CDs, and other non- book materials. The library staff will offer assistance in finding the material for you. KCHR library contains over 10,000 books besides, other documents. These are categorized into:-
Having found an available item on the Catalogue, members must note the CALL NUMBER, which could be found on the spine label of the book as this helps in locating the book.
Classification of books
Dewey decimal classification 19th (Internationally accepted scheme of classification) is followed.
To locate a book
See the classification numbers given under the major headings.
Arrangement of books
Books are grouped on the basis of subject and arranged according to the alphabetical sequence of the authors names.
A number of national and international periodicals are available. They are arranged as a separate section.
Bound periodicals are also arranged separately.