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COVID-19 Information

About HamCAT

Although our transition to HamCAT is complete, there may be some links to library content that did not switch correctly. Please bring those to our attention by notifying us with Report a Problem button on HamCAT records or inform the CSD or your library liaison

What's New

Many library functions will begin to come online on July 7th, and we hope to have all library functionality restored and HamCAT fully operational by mid-July.

Hamline is now fully part of the MnPALS Consortium.

Bush Memorial Library book stacks are once again open for public browsing. We require you keep your mask on and ask that you wash or sanitize your hands before browsing. Please don't reshelve items, instead set them on a bookcart so we can keep more accurate usage.

Leganto is back and faculty can again create and edit Reading Lists. A reminder to submit your lists to the library for processing and link checking early for Fall Semester for best service.

Ham cat

CLIC search has been replaced by HamCAT. It's a similar system except "partner libraries" now include numerous MnPALS Consortium Libraries collections including Bemidji State UniversityMinnesota State University, MankatoSt. Cloud State,  vintage CLIC libraries, and other 4 year   academic Minnesota  institution libraries.

You can search all MnPALS Libraries collections including Hamline by clicking the drop down on the search drop down to search all MNPals or digital repos.

 

 

 

The system can now display 10, 25 or 50 results per page depending upon the user settings. After entering a search, scroll down to the near the bottom of the page to adjust "Results Per Page":

choose max hits shown per page: 10, 25, or 50

Search Tips

  • Click the checkbox to include " Add results beyond ..." after  initiating a search if you are open to using and waiting for Interlibrary Loans that may come from libraries outside our MnPALS consortium.  Add results beyond Bush Library and partner libraries
  • 50 items is maximum number of favorite/pin selections at a time. If this limit is reached, users are prompted to edit their selections.  pin,  favorite
  • If one runs an Advanced search for a title "starts with" in HamCAT, subsequent searches do not allow changing the search parameters without clearing the search. Workaround: Try changing the "starts with" limiter in advance search to something else and then you can change your search filter to author or whatever.  Advanced search
  • To search for and locate book series, use Advanced Search and set the Title/Series drop-down.
  • DOI searches only function if a proper DOI is entered. Do not prefix the https://doi.org/ to the DOI for the results to be accurate. E.g search for 10.1007/s00216-019-01867-2

not https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-019-01867-2.  

  • To search for and locate book series, use Advanced Search and set the Title/Series drop-down.  Title/Series dropdown to search for Loeb series

 

Known Issues – troubleshooting

Some users find  it helpful to have two different browsers,  one of which is used for the personal Google account and the other used for their Hamline Google account.

For Faculty

Leganto at Hamlineis back and faculty can again create and edit Reading Lists. A reminder to submit your lists to the library for processing and link checking early for Fall Semester for best service.

 

Leganto for faculty To use the Leganto Send to button when viewing a full record in HamCAT, you must first sign into HamCAT using your  full Hamline email address. If you choose to send the citation(s) to a list, note that your reading list and section must previously have been created in Leganto. You can sign in to Leganto directly here or go through Canvas to edit your Reading List(s). After clicking Add to Reading List button, the screen will flash briefly but currently there is no notification that the send to function worked. Go into Leganto to check your reading list has been updated with the new additional citation.
   Note that the  "Send to Leganto" reading list functionality is only available for faculty and staff users. 

Some online library functionality may be delayed or not fully operative as we complete our MnPALS system transition tasks. Please contact the Central Service Desk (CSD) or your library liaison if you can't access what you need.