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How to find information

In today's world information is generated and disseminated in large quantities and at high speed. To avoid wasting time and boost efficiency in your documentary research, we offer you some useful guidelines.

  • The first way to find information on a subject of your interest is by using the Library Search Engine. This catalog includes the entire collection of the Ramon Llull University.
  • Check out the following tutorial to learn how to do a simple search, an advanced search, or use My Account, where you can check your loan history, renew items, etc.
  • If you need more help, the different Schools in the Foundation organize training sessions.
  • You can request that documents available in the URL search engine be brought to your library using the interlibrary loan facility.
  • If you would like to expand the results, we recommend you also consult the CCUC - Collective Catalog of the Universities of Catalonia- whereyou can consult the collection of almost all the universities in Catalonia. You can apply for documents using the option PUC Loan
  • Lastly, we present Rebiun, another collective catalog, in this case featuring Spanish university libraries.

Scientific journal articles give us much more specific and up-to-date information than books. But because the material is so vast, it can be difficult at times to find the works of interest for our field of research. Here are a few steps to follow:

  • Catalog of Ramon Llull University. When you search our catalog you will find all kinds of material. If you prefer, you can limit the result and view articles only.
  • Databases. These allow you to locate journal articles on a specific topic. Remember, however, that most of them are referential, i.e. they provide you with the bibliographic reference and the summary of the article. If you need a full-text article, you can order it from the Document Sourcing Service (SOD).
  • Digital journals. As a member of the Blanquerna Foundation, you have access to all the journals to which we are subscribed. You can access it through the catalog.
  • Other catalogs:

You may be interested in ascertaining what PhD theses have been done on a specific subject.

  • To find out which theses we have in our library, do an advanced search in the Catalog combining your field of interest with the material “academic theses and dissertations”.
  • You can also consult TDX (PhD Theses Online), a repository that contains the full text of the theses read at the Universities of Catalonia and in other autonomous communities.
  • Lastly, we also propose you check out the Databases / PhD Theses section of our website to get a broader view.

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