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Whether our researchers are using our online catalog [[Hamnet]] outside the institution or while visiting the [[Folger Shakespeare Library | Folger]] in person, it is the best way to learn what our holdings are and where to find them. In the event that our online catalog is down, we have provided this article to demonstrate various workarounds so that our patrons' work can continue, even through an outage.
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On the rare occasions that our online catalog ([[Hamnet]]) goes down, it is still possible to search for most materials in the alternative ways described in this article.  
  
== Finding modern books and materials ==
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== Finding e-resources ==
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Subscription services listed on Hamnet's "e-resources" tab can also be reached through Folgerpedia's [[List of digital resources at the Folger]].
  
In the case of an online catalog outage, our subscription services will still be available and the list can be found [[List of digital resources at the Folger | here]].
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== Finding open stacks books ==
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[[Call numbers]] of open stacks books acquired before 1997 can be found by searching the [[Card catalogs | card catalog]].
  
To find the [[Call numbers | call number]] of a modern book:
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Call numbers of many open stacks books can also be found through [https://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]
*search the title under "Books" in [https://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]
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*search the title under "Books" in WorldCat
 
*select the correct title
 
*select the correct title
 
*scroll down to see the list of libraries that have the book
 
*scroll down to see the list of libraries that have the book
*select the Library of Congress holding and follow the redirect to their online catalog
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*if the Folger has the book, select the Library of Congress holding and follow the redirect to their online catalog
*the call number of their copy will be the same or very close to the same as the call number of the book at the Folger
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*the call number of the Library of Congress copy will usually be the same or very close to the same as the call number of the book at the Folger
*find the book in the Deck B Modern Stacks
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*find the book in the Deck B Open Stacks
  
== Using LUNA ==
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==Finding closed stacks material==
  
During a Hamnet outage, our [[Digital image collection | digital image database]], [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/FOLGERCM1~6~6 LUNA] will still be operational. With keyword searches, images of the material in question will have a call number associated with it, which appears in the left-hand margin of each selected image.
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===Books===
  
== Locating books printed before 1800 ==
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* Card catalogs: Most books acquired before 1997 can be found by searching the card catalogs.  Please refer to [[Card catalogs | this Folgerpedia article]] for search tips and assistance.
  
=== Books acquired before 1997 ===
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* LUNA: Call numbers for books that have been photographed (or partially photographed) and added to our our [[Digital image collection | digital image collection]] can be found by searching for the item in [http://luna.folger.edu/ LUNA] (including the separate Bindings Image Collection).
  
All books acquired before 1997 can be searched onsite in our extensive card catalogs. Please refer to [[Card catalogs | this Folgerpedia article]] for search tips and assistance.
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* English Short-Title Catalogue:  Many (but not all) of our English books printed before 1800 are listed in the [[English Short-Title Catalogue | ESTC]]. To find a Folger call number in the ESTC:
=== 1500-1800 ===
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* Go to the [http://estc.bl.uk/F/D511XCJ942VQ3BHIYEY1AG9X1R86L7KXVKH7EU9T6LSHASJ3HQ-44769?func=file&file_name=find-d ESTC Advanced Search page]
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* Search for Folger
  
Many, but not all, of our English books printed before 1800 are listed in the [[English Short-Title Catalogue | ESTC]].
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* Scroll down to see if the Folger has a copy, select "HOLDINGS DETAILS" at the top of the page.  
To [http://estc.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-estc search the ESTC] for a Folger call number:
 
*search the STC or Wing number, title, or author's name in the search box
 
*select the record you wish to view
 
*if the record indicates the Folger has a copy, select "HOLDINGS DETAILS" at the top of the page.  
 
 
*look at the holdings record for the Folger and the institutional call number will appear.
 
*look at the holdings record for the Folger and the institutional call number will appear.
  

Revision as of 16:55, 2 October 2015

Ambox notice.png Hamnet will be down October 5-October 6 for an upgrade to the system. Thank you for your patience and please feel free to contact us for assistance.

On the rare occasions that our online catalog (Hamnet) goes down, it is still possible to search for most materials in the alternative ways described in this article.

Finding e-resources

Subscription services listed on Hamnet's "e-resources" tab can also be reached through Folgerpedia's List of digital resources at the Folger.

Finding open stacks books

Call numbers of open stacks books acquired before 1997 can be found by searching the card catalog.

Call numbers of many open stacks books can also be found through WorldCat

  • search the title under "Books" in WorldCat
  • select the correct title
  • scroll down to see the list of libraries that have the book
  • if the Folger has the book, select the Library of Congress holding and follow the redirect to their online catalog
  • the call number of the Library of Congress copy will usually be the same or very close to the same as the call number of the book at the Folger
  • find the book in the Deck B Open Stacks

Finding closed stacks material

Books

  • Card catalogs: Most books acquired before 1997 can be found by searching the card catalogs. Please refer to this Folgerpedia article for search tips and assistance.
  • LUNA: Call numbers for books that have been photographed (or partially photographed) and added to our our digital image collection can be found by searching for the item in LUNA (including the separate Bindings Image Collection).
  • English Short-Title Catalogue: Many (but not all) of our English books printed before 1800 are listed in the ESTC. To find a Folger call number in the ESTC:
  • Go to the ESTC Advanced Search page
  • Search for Folger
  • Scroll down to see if the Folger has a copy, select "HOLDINGS DETAILS" at the top of the page.
  • look at the holdings record for the Folger and the institutional call number will appear.

Pre-1500

To search for incunabula, navigate to the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue and complete the same steps for the ESTC.

Searching for manuscripts

The Folger Finding Aids database is not connected to Hamnet and should still work during any outage.

Use the Union First Line Index of English Verse to consult the contents of poetical miscellanies. Search by shelfmark and sort by folio number to get a full list of poems.

The online Thomas L. Gravell Watermark Archive includes watermarks of some Folger manuscripts.