Help - Full View

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The Full View displays all available information about the item, including the list of libraries who hold the item. The term on which you searched is highlighted in bold and red.

From the Full View of a single record, you can print, email, download and save the bibliographic information for that particular record.

If you wish to print, email, download and save multiple records, select the check boxes on the brief results' page and click on the print, email, download and save options at the top of the screen.


Allows you to print the the brief, full or MARC version of selected record(s), with or without a list of libraries that have a copy of the item.


Allows you to email the selected record(s) to the email address that has been input into the Email address box. You can enter multiple email addresses in the email address field separated by a delimiter which is a semi-colon (;) or a comma (,). It will be emailed in the format you select.

NOTE: If records are to be emailed you MUST input an email address.


Allows you to save the selected record(s) to a local file on your computer. Records can be downloaded as text (brief view or full view); MARC records (in MARC-8 or UNICODE output;, or RIS (eg Endnote), with or wihtout a list of libraries that have a copy of the item.

If one of the records you have selected for download does not support MARC format, you will not be able to download any of the records in that format. Please either remove that record from the records to be downloaded or select an alternate format.

Export Button

If you are registered for the Record Export Service, you will see the Export button on the full view of a bibliographic record. The Record Export Service enables libraries to obtain MARC records from Libraries Australia Search via the Internet. Click on the ‘export’ button to download these records into a file. This file can then be found in the Libraries Australia Administration system and downloaded to your local library system. If you wish to register for the Record Export Service please contact the Libraries Australia Help Desk.

Exporting records to EndNote or ProCite

Libraries Australia users can email and download records for import into bibliography management packages such as EndNote or ProCite. Choose the RIS format when exporting records into bibliography management packages.


The Save function enables you to save records beyond the current session. Please note that Saved Records are kept in this file until cleared by you. From this file, records can be saved to a local file (eg for loading to a local library system), deleted, or you can e-mail the records to yourself and/or a friend. You should regularly delete the records you no longer require from the file.

To view your Saved Records, for this or any of your past sessions, you will need to click on the Saved Records button located at the top of your screen, on the Navigational Toolbar. This page will display all your saved records in brief view.

Emailing and downloading records with Chinese Japanese and Korean characters

Libraries Australia users can e mail and download MARC records from Libraries Australia in MARC-8 as well as Unicode UTF-8 encoding.
Unicode UTF-8 is the encoding used to display Chinese Japanese and Korean characters in Libraries Australia. 

It is recommended that users use Internet Explorer 5.5+ as their browser to display CJK characters in Libraries Australia.  In the IE toolbar, simply click on View – Encoding – Unicode (UTF-8)  In Netscape, click on View – Character coding – Unicode (UTF-8).

Asian Character Display

If Asian characters appear as boxes in downloaded CJK records, to view them you may need to install a unicode font that has the relevant characters.

Please Note:

When you print, email or download a number of selected records, note that the records are not automatically saved. If you wish to also save the records, make sure you use the "Save" button on the results page.

The different components of the record are labelled in the Full View record, - eg Record ID (the unique database number for the record), Author, Title, Published, Description, Dewey Number, Subjects, Language, - to assist you in interpreting all the information about the item.

To find other works with the same author

click on the author ’ s name and you will be presented with other works by that author, listed in brief format.

To look at other works on the same subject

click on the subject heading, and you will be presented with a list of other works on that subject, listed in brief format.

To find out more about any of the libraries who hold the work

click on the name of the library and you will be taken to that library ’ s entry and details in the Australian Libraries Gateway (ALG) database.

To borrow or buy a copy of the item

click on the "Want this item?" link.

To navigate to other records

enter the query result number of the record, eg to find record number 2 out of 100, enter 2 in the "Jump To" box and click on the "Go" button.

Edit Holdings

The edit holdings button will display on the full view screen of a bibliographic record if you have a cataloguing signon. Click on the Edit Holdings button if you wish to add, edit or delete your library's holdings for this bibliographic record. After clicking on this button, you will be taken to the Login to update record screen. Login to this screen with your cataloguing username and password. If you wish to get a cataloguing signon, please contact the Help Desk.