How to find printed books/journals
SISSA catalog is the quickest way to search for printed books and journals by titles or authors.
If a book is not present in our catalog, you may fill in the Request for interlibrary loan of books form.
Red book icons refer to printed books;
Purple icons refer to printed journals;
Blue book icons refer to ebooks (please see the section How to find Ebooks below).
To check the availability of a PRINTED BOOK in the "Search Results" page, select its title. The “Catalogue Display” page will open, scroll down to the Item Information section (highlighted in yellow):
(i) Status gives information about the availability of the book. If it is on loan, you may ask loan desk staff to reserve it. Please see the FAQ: How to reserve a book …;
(ii) Shelf Location code (e.g. 57.08 CEL) indicates the location of the book in the Library based on its topic. Printed guides to finding a book by its location code are available in the library entrance hall (on the wall near the windows). Please note: in our Library there may be several books with the same shelf location code, but each book has a different barcode;
To check the availability of a PRINTED JOURNAL in the "Search Results" page, select its title, then pay attention to the Catalogue Information section:
- example a) "48 (1983) - 105 (2007); Library storage" From vol. 48 of year 1983 to vol. 105 of year 2007. Location: Library storage (please do not enter the Library storage, ask loan desk personnel to retrieve the journal for you).
- example b) "1 (1993) -" From vol. 1 of year 1993 onwards. If the location is not specified, the journal is in the main Library room. The volumes located in Grignano building are usually available on-line only.
How to find Ebooks
Please note: Ebooks are available only through the internal SISSA network or the VPN SISSA connection.
If during a SISSA catalog search you find the ebook icon against an item, you can view it selecting the "Online... " link in the Holding information column.
However, a larger number of ebooks are available through an extended search using the search field on the main library website page.