List of Results

List of Results (Overview)

The results of your search will be presented in a list of results:

On the left you will find an enumeration of all the catalogs consulted in your search showing the number of results in each catalog. At the right you will see information about the individual results listed catalog by catalog.

If you include catalogs outside of the HeBIS library information system in your search, the results for the HeBIS catalogs will nevertheless appear at the beginning of the results list.

By clicking on one of the searched catalogs in the enumeration on the left, you will cause the search results of that catalog to be displayed on the right. For example: if you click on the catalog “Institute for European History, Mainz”, the results list for your search in that catalog will be displayed.

Beneath each title in the list of individual results, you will find buttons which effect various actions, so-called menu options.

These buttons include options such as “Request” or other possible transactions.
These buttons thus allow you to either request a title or enter it into a Clipboard List for later use.

The specific set of menu options depends on the media type (e.g., book, journal, online publication) as well as on other factors. Below is a list of the menu options. Further information about each menu option can be found in the appropriate chapter.

Menu Options

Menu Option Button Action
Requests the book. See also the chapter "Requesting"€ from the closed stacks
Adds a title to your clipboard. See also the chapter "Clipboard"€
Establishes links to a title. In the case of journals such links can offer access to articles; in the case of books such links can offer access to catalog information about the titles which together make up a book series. See also the chapter "Journals" .

Establishes a link to a multipart work within a larger series. See also the chapter "Multipart Works".

Provides information about whether a journal article is available in an online version. See also the chapter "Journals"€
Provides electronic tables of contents, abstracts, cover texts, and excerpts from the title in question. See also "Digital Content"€ in the chapter "Search"€

Symbols / Publication Form

Each search result in the short list is accompanied by an icon which indicates its medium. These icons help orient you in longer lists of results and help you to find what you are looking for more quickly.

Key to Symbols Found in Search Results

Icon Name Meaning and Example
books all printed publications (including dissertations, excluding journals)
sheet music and scores sheet music, scores, and song books

articles articles from journals and collections
maps technical drawings, maps, globes, and atlases
letters handwritten letters
illustrations paintings, photographs, and posters
journals and series all journals and book series which have appeared in print editions (thus excluding online journals)
microforms microfilms and microfiches
online journals journals and book series which are available online
Braille material documents in Braille for the visually impaired
audio-visual materials films and videos
audio recordings music CDs, LPs, audio cassettes, and audio books
CD-ROMs, diskettes, etc. machine-readable material of any storage medium
online publications non-periodical material which is accessible online, e.g. digitized books, reports, and online editions
manuscripts books of the mediæval period and the early modern era as well as contemporary calligraphy
games games and other physical objects
series and multipart works complete title of a series or a multipart work


Retrieving Additional Results

The search interface is preset to return twenty results for each catalog included in the search. With the option “Previous results” and the angle bracket (>) to the right of that option you can look at further results.

The search interface is preset to return twenty results per page for each catalog and each database included in your search. In the “Advanced Search” (which can be found in the menu entitled “Settings”) you can reset the maximum number of results per page for each database to be 50 or 100.

The timeout function is described in the chapter entitled “Search.”

Sort Results

The results list is set to show search results in the order in which they are received from all the catalogs being accessed in your search. You can restructure the display organization, however, according to various organization criteria. To do this, click on the category “Sorting” found to the left of your results list.

In general you will find the following options for sorting your results:
• Publication Year
• Title
• Publisher
• Author

Furthermore, via the pull-down menu, you can choose between
• cross-database
• database specific

“Cross-database” means that the search results of all the databases and catalogs included in your search will be combined and presented in one list according to the additional criterion specified (e.g. publication year).

“Database-specific” means that the search results will be presented separately for each individual database.

Results can be sorted by selecting one of the sorting possibilities and then, if desired, by selecting a further sorting criterion from the pull-down menu. When you thereafter click on the red arrow, your results list will be reorganized.

Individual Search Result Display

By clicking on a title in your results list you will bring up an individual search result item display containing extensive bibliographic information.

You can use the arrows to click through your search results item for item.

By clicking on the adjacent “OPAC” button you will cause a new browser window to be opened which will lead you directly into the OPAC of the catalog you have selected (e.g.: the communal HeBIS OPAC or the GBV OPAC - GBV=Common Library Network of the German States Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage). Via this connection you will be able to use whichever functional aspects of the catalog you are using.

To return to the Mainz Catalog Portal, simply close the inset browser window.

Within the individual search result item display you will find, on the left above the title of the respective work, further options:

Email a search result. A new browser window will open with an email request form. By completing the form you can send the result to the desired address.
Save search results
Print search results

You will find the buttons “request” and “clipboard” located below the title in an individual search result. Further information on this topic can be found in the chapters entitled Requesting and Clipboard.

The “Results List” button found in the menu located above the individual search result title will take you back to the general results list.