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FAQ - Our collection

FAQ - Borrowing

FAQ - Interlibrary loan

FAQ - Library catalogue, databases, online journals

FAQ - Computers, related services

FAQ - Multimedia room


FAQ - Our collection

Where can I find the catalogue of the library (Web OPAC)?
On our website, clicking on menu point Catalogue of the library or icon ALEPH.

What can help people to find their way in the open-shelf library on the 2nd and 3rd floor?
There are the floor-plans in the reading rooms with the places of the collections regarding their notations.
On the 2nd floor there are the humane science, classical literature, art and language learning assisting books and notes both in Hungarian and foreign languages {notation initials are 0, 7, 8 and Je}.
On the 3rd floor there are the books of social, economy, natural and applied sciences {notation initials are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9} besides our journals.
There are a lot of documents in the basement stock.

Are there any online school-works available in the library?
Yes, in the Digitool program there is the collection of exercises in mathematics, some notes, extracts of some ITDK essays, and a photo archive.

What other available online materials are there in the library?
In our doctoral database there are continuously uploaded already defended essays and ones handed in for defending and their theses (in two languages). Besides we are continuously extending the publication database of the teachers and researchers of the university.

Which documents are in the store?
Some of the books, final and other essays, and the journals of former years are kept in the store.

How can I get access to the documents kept in the store?
There are book, journal and essay requesting forms placed on the information desk of both floors and after filling and handed in them to our colleague you can get the requested document on the floor where you are.

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FAQ - Borrowing

How many documents can I have at the same time?
It's different.

May I extend the deadline of my borrowing? In what cases cannot the extending be carried out?
Yes, however you can extend only if the deadline is not over yet and there has not been subscription for the book by another reader. You may claim for extendind personally on the second floor, via phone (+36-88-624218; +36-88-624097), or e-mail, but the reader may do that online.

How can I extend online?
Under the menu point ‘My reader card’ of our web catalogue the borrowing can be checked, extended and you may make subscriptions. For the access of your own page you have to type the number of your student card (typing an ‘A’ in front of the numbers) or the reader card (typing a ‘B’ in front of the numbers). After entering you can see your present and former borrowings and personal data. Clicking on the initial number of the book the deadline of which you are going to extend the system offers you the possibility of extending. Through the change of the date we can check the success of the action.

How many times can I extend?
You may claim for extending maximum nine times.

May I borrow more copies of the same document?

The document I would need has already been borrowed. How can I still get it the soonest?
You may apply for a Reader subscription on the borrowed document personally on the second floor, via telephone (+36-88-624218; +36-88-624097), or e-mail, or online. It costs 100 Ft/subscribed document, which must be paid at reception of the book. The reader gets information on the return of the document via mail or e-mail. The book can be received on the second floor.

How can I subscribe on the internet?
Subscription can be requested through the menu point ‘My reader card’ of our web catalogue after signing in. For the access of your own page you have to type the number of your student card (typing an ‘A’ in front of the numbers) or the reader card (typing a ‘B’ in front of the numbers). After entering you have find the required document under the search menu point of the catalogue. Clicking on the number in front of the match then on the function ‘library info’ – Library function you may see the copies. Click on the subscription panel at the beginning of the line, respectively according to the deadline. In the appearing window you can fix the period the system should follow the subscription of the copy, then clicking on ‘Go on’ you can start the search.

You can claim for subscription only for borrowed items!

How long is the subscribed document kept for me?
Two weeks.

May I borrow journals?
No, but you can make Xerox copies of their articles for learning or teaching purposes.

Can essays (final, diploma, PhD or other essays) be copied or can they be borrowed?
No, for respecting copyrights just handwritten notes could be made from these documents, they cannot be copied or borrowed.

Can CD-ROMs, DVDs (electronic, audiovisual documents) be borrowed?
No, they can be used only in the library, in its multimedia room on the second floor.

What documents cannot be borrowed?
Reference library collection, journals, essays, electric documents with a ‘K’ in front of the notation,

What does it mean: the book can be borrowed ‘at weekends’?
The copy can be borrowed from Friday midday until the morning of the next Morning. These documents cannot be subscribed.

What should I do if the borrowed document was lost/damaged when I had it?
The reader must replace the lost or damaged book with a newer or similar copy of it, if he can do so. In case of losing or damaging a book that cannot be bought the Accession Department of the library affeers the sum of the compensation.

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FAQ - Interlibrary loan

If I cannot find the required document in the library how can I still get it?
Through interlibrary loan (abbr. ILL) our readers can borrow documents owned by another library or can claim for example for copies of an article, in case the document cannot be found in the own collection of our library. The reader can order the document on the third floor of the library or can send his need to the specified e-mail address. This service can be used on charge.

What are the terms of interlibrary loans at University of Pannonia?
Filling out a Literature requiring form, it can be downloaded from the website of the library, signature of the director of studies, leader of the department in case of borrowing a book. (The teacher takes responsibility for returning the book.) From the side of teachers giving the number of the topic, form the side of students a registered address is required for the costs arising during interlibrary loans. (In case of students the paying action is carried out on a yellow postal cheque.) In any case you must inform the librarian whether you need the required document even from foreign libraries or just from national ones. For we are an ODR library, it is worth using the database of the National Document-providing System during your interlibrary loan for the sake of faster acquisition from Hungary.

How much are interlibrary loans?
Prices are here.

Where can I check the potential Hungarian libraries owning the document I am looking for if I cannot find it in the library?
There are more open catalogues and databases including information and full-text electronic versions for searching. For example:
Journals (mostly foreign ones) searching: www.oszk.hu › online services › NPA (National Periodic Database)

Common catalogues:

Database of the contents of Hungarian journal publications: www.matarka.hu

Full-text electronic documents:

  • Hungarian Electronic Library: www.mek.oszk.hu
  • Electronic Periodic Archives: www.epa.hu

I would like to acquire a journal article through interlibrary loan. Is it available online as well?
If there are no technical difficulties of the search from the side of the presenting library they may send it online on request. For electronic copies libraries generally do not charge any. However the utilising of the document acquired in that way is limited by the act on copyrights: the user may view it on computer, read it and make notes of the required copy but he cannot modify, forward and copy it.

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FAQ - Library catalogue, databases, online journals

How can I use the online catalogue of the library?
Our catalogue is open for public and is available from anywhere. There is an interactive guide about the use of the catalogue with search examples, with details on the functions of comfort in the ‘Manuals’ menu point of the website of the library. Besides, our colleagues help you in using the catalogue, as well.

I would like to use reference literature regarding a certain topic but I could hardly find any suitable documents in the library. How can I go on?
Ask for the help of the professional librarians who will show you how you can use subscribed reference literature or other open databases or how they can be operated. Interactive help for the use of databases can be found under Guide to databases menu point of our website.

Which databases are suitable for using the reference literature of the scientific field I am interested in?
On our website, under Our services menu point readers can browse databases separated according to the field of science and they can find interactive help under Guide to databases menu point.

Where can I reach databases, journals subscribed by the university/library?
Subscribed reference literature databases, with some exemptions (SciFinder Scholar, Europe Server, Pressdok/Hundok) are available from all the area of the university. SciFinder Scholar, Europe Server databases can be accessed only from one workstation of the library, our colleagues working on the third floor give you a hand to use them. We have access to about 20,000 journals in full-text and about 50,000 extracts of articles.

How can I find out if a journal is available online or not?
Through our SFX service.

How can I learn how to use the databases?
The professional librarians are happy to help, and it is possible to have group training with a prior appointment. You can find interactive help for database usage and search question wording on our website under the Guide to databases menu point. You can find more information and search examples about the usage of the online catalogue, and the specific databases of the different fields of science.

What does it mean if a database is bibliographic or abstract?
It is database which only provides the reference or the abstract of the document, not the whole text.

Which databases can I search for citations?
MathSciNet database is for mathematics, SciFinder database is for chemistry citations, while Scopus and Web of Science databases are multidisciplinary and give citations.

Why is it good to have a personal registration for a database?
For several reasons: the search history, search results are saved, and can be retrieved; you can set your favourite journals for the search, you can ask for a notification if a search result is found in the database after the last search, etc.

What can I do with the information obtained from the databases?
For learning, research or teaching purposes you can download the materials (USB, email) and you can print them.


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FAQ - Computers, related services

Can I use NEPTUN?

Can I burn CDs, DVDs?
Yes, at the librarian counters.

Can I install programs on the computers?

Can I save data on the library computers?
Yes. Save the documents to be printed on drive “H”.

Can I print, photocopy, scan and ask for spiral binding in the library?
Yes. Ask for the help of our colleagues working on the second and third floor. Prices.

Can I use the students’ support for photocopying, printing, scanning, spiral binding in the library?
Yes. You have to buy so-called units in the Bookshop, and present the receipt to the library workers on the floor where you want to use the service. We keep records about the unused units.

Can I have my thesis bound?
Yes, in the University Press, telephone: +36-88-624116.

Can I use my own laptop in the reading rooms? Can I connect to the network?
Yes, you can use your own laptop, and you have to ask for a network cable to connect to the network.

Can I use my own computer in the library to access the databases and the electronic journals?
Yes, with the appropriate network settings. Our colleagues provide further information about this.

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FAQ - Multimedia room

Who can use the room?
Registered Readers can use the electronic, audiovisual documents in the multimedia room on the technical devices installed there individually, or in groups with a prior appointment. You should ask for help from the library workers on the second floor.

What can be used in the multimedia room?
You can browse data from the CD-ROM collection, you can watch films (informative films, classic movies, documentaries, etc.) on DVDs and from the NAVA point stock, you can watch other programs, you can use materials individually or in groups for language learning.

What is the NAVA point?
We can access the National Audio-visual Archives via a dedicated internal network, which are the compulsory archives of television channels. The different programs can be watched in the multimedia room.

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last update: 2011, march 28 - 20:28