Over 15,000 titles have been catalogued and added to the already extensive Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American collections at King’s, held in the Maughan Library. Work is proceeding on cataloguing the remaining titles, with new items reaching the shelves every month.
We have begin cataloguing items from the collection that will remain in Special Collections and these items are available for researchers to consult in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Using Library Search
Records from all collections are available through King's Library Search.
Being signed in to Library Search gives the best functionality for searching and the homepage gives advice on how to narrow down your searches by using scopes and by filtering searches you have made.
For full instructions please see both the Library Search homepage and also our 'Catalogues' webpage, available by scrolling down to the menu on the Special Collections homepage.
Some basic tips are below:
You can limit your search to Foyle Special Collections Library items by using scopes.
If you select the ‘Library Resources’ scope, only the print and ebooks, audiovisual material and journals held by the campus libraries and Foyle Special Collections Library will be retrieved in your searches
For finding material related to specific collections or former owners, use the ‘Library Resources’ scope in the drop down menu and then filter by ‘Former owner’ in the Advanced search criteria to display records from a specific collection.
You can also use the Location drop down menu on the left hand side of the screen to identify items from specific named special collections.
Please do contact us for further advice on identifying material which will assist you with your studies.