The Full Description provides the fullest possible
labelled display for most fields in a single record from the Handbook of
Latin American Studies Online Catalog (HLAS OPAC). To
see data in all fields of the catalog record, including local notes and encoded
Search, Navigation and Output
Several lines of information relating to the search are displayed below
the button bar, and above and below Subjects/Content display on the
- Database Name:
The name "Handbook of Latin American Studies
(HLAS OPAC)" displays as the database name.
- You Searched:
A description of the search is displayed after this label (e.g., Subject
= food, Boolean Keyword = (wood? OR forest) AND "resource manage?").
The text before the = is the name of the search method used, and the
text after the = is the actual search performed.
- Search Results:
A legend identifies the currently displayed catalog record number within
the total search set (e.g., Displaying 2 of 35, Displaying 1
- A search in HLAS OPAC never results in more than
10,000 catalog records, even when more than 10,000 records
match the search. If the results set is truncated at 10,000,
a warning message displays in the Titles
- Subject and Author searches are set
to "browse" the
HLAS OPAC before and after the search term entered.
Since this method does not create a distinct record set,
the legend on a single record display is Displaying 1
- Navigation Icons:
If a search retrieves multiple catalog records, it is possible to page forward
and back, one record at a time, using the and buttons.
- Full Title:
Below the two display selection tabs, the title of the work displays as
it appears on the title page (or its equivalent).
- Print, Save and Email:
Below the display of the catalog record information, a table displays with
options for output. For more information consult the help screen for Print,
Save and Email.
The following information will display if present in the catalog record:
A record retrieved by the Keyword search method
displays a relevance indicator before the bibliographic information.
- HLAS Control Number:
A unique record identification number assigned by the Library of Congress.
- Type of Material:
The kind of material represented by the catalog record and, in some cases,
the level at which it is being described, e.g., Book, Journal Issue,
Conference Proceedings, Journal Article, Book
Chapter, Conference Paper or Electronic Resource (Web Site, CD-ROM).
- HLAS Annotation:
An abstract written by an HLAS contributing editor.
- Subject Headings:
Subjects assigned by HLAS or Library of Congress Subject Headings for most book records. The hyperlink will perform a search
resulting in other items with the same subject heading.
Use the browser's [Back]
button to resume searching.
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