Bibliographic Retrieval

1. Quick Search

Users can find the "Catalogs" search box (marked by red circle) on the library homepage, enter search terms (such as book name, author, topic etc.) and click "Search" to start the search.


2. Advance Search

You can click on "advance search" for further information if there are too many results after the "Quick search". The Advance Search interface is as follows (marked by red circle). It has complex functions such a "Boolean Query", and you can search by subseries and titles.


3. PKU Summon Discovery

PKU Summon Discovery is a scholarly discovery system based on massive metadata, aiming to provide one-stop searching service. Users can find all books and newspapers, foreign e-journals, Chinese e-journals, theses & dissertations, media resources and other resources online by inputting keywords into the searching box (marked by red circle) and start your search.


4. Confirm the location

a. The search results page will show the location of collections (marked by red circle). If the "collection location" of items you need is not the Central Library(北大中心馆), the loan rules will be different. Please reference to "Health Science Library, Faculty branch libraries, Changping Depository Library Loan rules" for more specific rules. You can also find the location according to the call number (marked by red circle).


b. Bibliographic records will show more details about the item. “nocirc” (marked by red circle) means that this item is not available for checking out. If there is a specified date after “Due” (marked by red circle), the item is already checked out.


c. If you need to borrow items in closed-shelves, please write a request list (detailed in serial number, book title, author and your name, University ID card number) and give it to librarians at the General Reference Desk. You may also place on-shelf holds for materials from the closed-stacks and the Changping depository. For items from open stacks, you can borrow it directly at self-charging terminals.