LibCat is the Catalogue of the ICAEW Library and Information Service. It is a single database listing books, journal articles and other items in the Library.
LibCat contains details of all the books and other materials in the Library and the Library store, covering over 100 years of publications, from the most up-to-date back. It also contains over 60,000 journal article abstracts taken from journals in the Library stock and details of those journal titles and holdings. Where possible there are links to freely available full text documents.
After searching in Quick Search (at the bottom of the screen listing the hits for your search) and on the first screen of Advanced Search, you can refine your search by:
To print or save the full records of a selected list of records:
Advanced Search allows you to combine searches in different fields, e.g. author and title. It also allows you to limit your search before searching. Conventions for entering your terms and refining the search are as for Home/Quick Search.
To find ICAEW publications (issued by the ICAEW), you just need to include the words Institute Wales in your search.
If, for instance, you wanted to find out if the Library has a copy of the leaflet "Why you need a chartered accountant" issued by the ICAEW, type
Institute Wales AND Why Chartered Accountant
and click on Search Everything. This will find any record which mentions the ICAEW as an author or in a note or anywhere in the record and also includes the title words.
TIP: Don't use these terms on their own. Always combine them with words from the title or other distinguishing words to do with the item you are looking for. The Library has over 100 years worth of Institute publications!
TIP: LibCat is case insensitive, that is it will find the word Institute whether you type it all in upper case, all in lower case or any combination of the two.
If you want to search for a book in a series, type the name of the series and click on the Series search icon. If the item has a series number which you know, then include that in your search. For instance, to find
Technical Release TECH 12/00
type exactly those words and numbers in the search box and click on the Series search icon.
Tip: Series tend to be recorded in the singular in the catalogue, eg. Accountants Digest NOT Accountants Digests. If in doubt use the truncation symbol ($) with the singular (e.g. Digest$).
When you look at a full record for an item, some of the text is underlined and in blue. These are headings, links which you can click on.
For instance, if you have displayed an item whose author is J Collier and you want to see what else the Library holds by him, clicking on the name will list these items.
If you want books or articles on the same subject, click on the subject heading in the record which best describes what you are looking for. (The heading's name is displayed next to the heading.)
If you want BOOKS in the same series, for instance a list of all Financial Reporting Standards, click on the Series heading in a book record.
If you want JOURNAL ARTICLES about the same item in a series, (for instance articles on Financial Reporting Standard No. 13) click on the series heading in a journal article record about this FRS.
If you have any difficulty in using the catalogue or finding the material you are looking for please contact the enquiry team by phone on +44(0)20 7920 8620, by fax on +44 (0)20 7920 8621 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org