Beluga – the catalog for Hamburg Libraries – started in december 2012. From today on, beluga offers a lot more content: millions of articles can be searched via the new article tab. If available links to full text are shown. You can also check the holdings of the other Hamburg Libraries.
Of course: If you are are using TUBfind at TUHH, you are already accustomed to searching within millions of entries. Also data from Web od Science and wiso databases are only included in TUBfind. But if you are interested in finding out which literature is available within Hamburg Libraries, then you should give the new Beluga a try:
Until March 2014 we offered access to about 700 titles online. In addition, now you have access to more than 14.000 titles. Via the Wiley Online Library and its browsing function, after a click to view all products of the “Topic” you are interested in, filtering for online books is also possible.
All the books are available until the end of December 2014. Your use of the online books will co-decide which books will be accessible permanently afterwards starting from 2015.
The publisher Wiley is relevant for the TUHH especially because of its books in the areas of chemistry, process engineering and the environmental sciences. But also all other technical and physical sciences’ subjects are part of Wiley’s range of publications mainly in English language. Also the subjects of philosophy and the humanities are represented heavily. Below you find as motivation for poking a biased selection of Wiley online books from different subject areas: Continue reading →
Beluga is the new catalog for library holdings of Hamburg libraries. Since 3rd December more than 7 million titels from scientific libraries in Hamburg, 6 million titles from German Nationallizenzen and many more articles from Online Contents database are available for discovery.
The Beluga project of Hamburg Libraries has first surfaced in 2010. And til the end of project in 2010, it has helped libraries to review “their catalog” from customers point of view in more than one way. Before beluga was to go online for real, it had to undergo a complete technical redesign. Like our own catalog TUBfind beluga is now based on the open source software vufind and makes use of the Central Index of GBV.
Already since two and a half years we are providing our Discovery System TUBfind as an alternive for our traditional library catalog. With TUBfind you can find more than in the traditional catalog: our website and the weblog are provided as well as single journal articles (from the database OLC – OnlineContents) and nationwide licenced content can be found comfortably in one single result list.
In contrast to our conventional catalog, with TUBfind facetting options are coming, to narrow down the result. Exports into literature management tools of your choice of course are also available.
With the relaunch of our homepage, which will come soon, our search option will be switched to TUBfind by default. When you will be searching using the query slot on our homepage, you will get to TUBfind automatically. Queries in our website content or in our blog are also handled with TUBfind. From TUBfind you can switch to our conventional catalog interface at any time, if you wish to. The library account supporting prolonging actions and so on, will be kept in the “old” interface only.
Further information and news about TUBfind and Vufind (the underlying software) are in our TUBfind-Blog. You are welcome to tell us what you think about it by commenting this post or the ones in TUBfind-Blog. We are appreciating your feedback!