The Librarian's View includes
the full bibliographic information, including the "fixed field" or fixed-length
data elements and locally defined fields, with the field tags and content
designation specified by the MARC 21
format, a communication standard that enables exchange of bibliographic,
holdings, and other data among electronic systems. The leader is displayed;
the directory is not displayed.
Some information displays as a hypertext link (in blue and underlined).
Selecting a link launches a search for related records. Consult the Full
Description for the most complete labeled display of bibliographic
Several lines of information relating to the search are displayed below
the button bar, and above and below Librarian's View 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 of 10,000).
- 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 List.
- 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 of 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 Titles:
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.
- MARC Tags:
The full record information displays with MARC tags and subfields.
Use the browser's [Back]
button to resume searching.
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