Using the online catalogue

The Library's print and archive collections are included on UCL's online library catalogue, Explore.

You can use Explore to search for a number of sources including monographs and archive material. If you only wish to find books, you should restrict your search to 'Library catalogue' by using the drop down box 'In resource' just below the main search box.

The results of a catalogue search will normally show all items held in the university's libraries, not just those in the Huguenot Library. To filter out non-Huguenot items in a search, add 'Huguenot' as one of your search terms.  For example:

  • To search for books in the Huguenot Library on Portarlington, type in 'Huguenot' and 'Portarlington'
  • To search for books on your family surname (eg. Mercier), type in 'Huguenot' and 'Mercier'
  • To search for books in the Huguenot Library by a particular author (eg. Robin Gwynn), type in 'Huguenot' and 'Robin Gwynn'

You may find the 'Advanced' search facility useful for more precise searches.  Using the drop down options on the left of the screen will allow you to specify, for instance, if your search term should appear in the title or the author's name.  You can also use the facility on the right hand side of the page to narrow your search by date or by language.

If you wish to search the archives, you should select 'UCL Archives' from the drop down box 'In resources'. You can find additional information on specific entries by clicking 'View in UCL Archives', which is available at the bottom of each record.

For general instructions on how to use Explore, read the guidance notes provided by UCL.