Search for books, journals, and audiovisual material
27 July 2011

Search for books, journals, and audiovisual material

How can I…


…find books, journals, audiovisual material, etc.

TEI of Epirus Library offers an important collection of books, journals and other types of material while offers access to databases and special collections.  All its collections serve the research and educational interests of the academic community of the TEI of Epirus.

…locate material in the Library.

You can find printed and audiovisual material by searching the online Library Catalogue (OPAC). Main Library Catalogue contains records of all four collections of Main Library of Arta and Branches of Preveza, Ioannina and Igoumenitsa.

Author and title searching

Use the drop-down menu on the left-hand side and select Author (Lastname_ firstname) or Title and then type the author’s name or title in the right-hand box.

Subject heading searching

To find subject headings or subject terms select Subject from the drop-down menu on the left-hand side and then type in your term.

All Fields searching

All Fields searching will look for your term(s) in the title, author, subject and all other fields. Use All Fields if you want to expand your search or you are not sure for the proper directory to search.

Check the results list and click on the title you are interested in for further details (full record). Check information about the item’s copies at the bottom of the record. These are: Location (Mail Library of Branch Library), Call Number (classification number), Copies (number of available copies of each library), and Status (On shelf or on loan).

…find electronic journals

You can locate articles from electronic journals by searching the vast collections offered by the Consortium of Greek Academic Libraries – HEAL- Link and other databases held by the Library.

Via the Consortium, all TEI of Epirus members have access to thousands of electronic journals searchable in many ways (subject, author, title, publisher, etc.). Access is freely provided by the TEI within its network or with authorized remote access. Users may read, print, download, and save records provided that they accept the provisions of the legislation being in effect for Copyright and related issues.

…get access to library databases

Databases (full text or bibliographic) are organized collections of data characterized by their diversity and credibility. They contain several types of resources (journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, patents, etc.) and are related to a vast array of subjects. Some databases are subject-specific or contain a certain type of material (e.g. theses). Users search a database in many ways (key-words, author, title, and subject) or by browsing the relevant indexes.  

The TEI of Epirus Library maintains subscriptions to several databases which are accessible through the TEI network or by authorized remote access. Click here for a database catalogue.

…find material in union catalogues.

You can find books and other types of material owned by other Greek or foreign libraries by searching a union catalogue. A union catalogue is a combined library catalogue describing the collections of a number of libraries.

  • HALUC - Hellenic Academic Libraries Union Catalog is one of the most important projects of Greek libraries aiming at the creation of a common strategic plan with regard to access in electronic resources’ content. In January 2011, HALUC has reached its 6th edition, which contains 63 bibliographic databases (with more than 3,5 million records) coming from 54 HALUC member-libraries. 
  • Zephyr is a portal designed to help locating the available books, journals and other material in the catalogues of Greek Academic Libraries.
  • Argo collects several databases created by the National Documentation Centre and Greek union catalogues of special, municipal and public libraries in Greece.
  • The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and its collection comprises the world’s most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Its collections include more than 33 million books and printed material as well as more than 114 million maps, manuscripts, photographs, films and other special collections.
  • The COPAC library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
  • Catalogue SUDOC is the union catalogue of French research and academic libraries containing more than 9 million records.

find electronic books and reference material (dictionaries, etc).

A great number of electronic books and reference material is available through HEAL-Link (The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link). Those works refer mostly to general language and art dictionaries as well as hundreds of titles of e-books of diverse subjects.

locate theses approved by the TEI of Epirus.

All degree theses approved by the TEI of Epirus are available here (pdf files).