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Besides paper publications, the library subscribes to the electronic version of the following periodicals:
La consulta d’aquestes revistes es pot fer des de qualsevol ordinador de la biblioteca.
Per a més informació, adreceu-vos al taulell.
Library disposes of different databases freely accessible:
It is the FAD database of materials. It allows to search for materials under different criteria and access to their technical characteristics. Access is free but you must register as a user.
It is a platform that brings together all Spanish scientists repositories. It is open access and full text.
It is a platform that includes digital resources from open access worldwide. It includes books, digitized articles and manuscripts, audio, video, photographs, statistics, dissertations and research papers.
Europeana portal is a search engine of the digitized collections of museums, libraries and archives in Europe.
It is an open-access database of references to journals about architecture, art, social sciences, cinema, design, cultural studies, philosophy,photography, literature and music. Access is free but you must register as a user.
If you cannot find what you need in the Enric Bricall catalogue, the following catalogues may be useful to you:
Basic Principies of description
When making a bibliography, the documents consulted should be described to form bibliographic references. The aim is to provide future access to the original documents by stating the essential data in each document in a simple yet standardised fashion.
The information used to describe the document is taken from it. The data obtained from the document is written in the document’s language.
When a document does not have an author, the first element in the description is the title.
In documents which have up to three authors, the names of the three must be stated separated by a semicolon. However, when there are more than three, it is usual to state the name of the first author followed by the abbreviation “et al.”. Under no circumstances expressions such as “Various Authors”, “Anonymous”, etc. can be used.
The bibliography is ordered alphabetically by the first reference element, whether this is the author or the title.
Below are several examples of citations using the document format.
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics. Edition number if it is not the first. Place: Publishing house, year of publication. ISBN (optional).
Examples• Gombrich, E. H. La imagen y el ojo. Madrid: Debate, 2000.
• Jiménez Montoya, Pedro; García Meseguer, Álvaro; Morán Cabré, Francisco. Hormigón armado. Ed. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2000.
• Diccionari manual de la llengua catalana. 2nd Ed. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, 1998.
• Corbella, Josep; et al. Sapiens: el llarg camí dels homínids cap a la intel·ligència. Barcelona. Edicions 62, 2000.
The abbreviation (ed.) is added when the book is a compilation of contributions from various authors with a literary editor responsible for them. Example:
• Doran, Michael (ed.). Sobre Cézanne: conversaciones y testimonios. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1980.
For electronic books:
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics [Type of document]. Edition number if it is not the first. Place: Publishing house, year of publication. Retrieved: date consulted, from <URL>
Examples• Crow, R. Income Models for Open Access: an Overview of Current Practice [online]. Washington: Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, 2009. Retrieved: September, 20, 2009, from http://www.arl.org/sparc/publisher/incomemodels/
• Calderón de la Barca, P. Life is a Dream [online]. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Proyecto Gutenberg, 2006. Retrieved: August, 20, 2009, from: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2587/2587.txt
Chapters in Books
LayoutAuthor of the chapter. "Title of the chapter". In: Author of the book. Book title in italics. Edition number if it is not the first. Place: Publishing house, year of publication, p. initial page – final page.
Examples• Kaiser-Schuster, Britta. "La enseñanza del color en la Bauhaus". In: Jeannine Fiedler (ed.). Bauhaus. Köln: Könemann, 2000, p. 392-399.
• Nash, Mark. "El arte del movimiento". In: Campos de fuerza: un ensayo sobre lo cinético. Barcelona: MACBA, 2000, p. 313-316.
In the case of chapters in electronic books:
LayoutAuthor of the part. “Title of the part or chapter”. In: Author of the book. Title of the main document in italics [online]. Edition if its not the first. Place: Publishing house, year, p. initial page – final page. Retrieved: date consulted, from: <URL>
Examples• Bendixen, G.E. “Radio navigation”. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering [online]. Hoboken (New Jersey): Wiley Interscience, 1999, p. 331-340. Retrieved: October, 11, 2007, from: http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/emrw/9780471346081/eeee/article/W1134/current/abstract?hd=article-title,navigation
LayoutAuthor. "Article title". Periodical title in italics, volume, number (year), p. initial page – final page.
Examples• Gerngross, Tillman U.; Slater, Steven C. "Plásticos de origen vegetal". Investigación y ciencia, no. 289 (2000), p. 4-9.
• Goggin, Philip A. "An appraisal of ecolabelling from a design perspective". Design Studies, vol. 15, no. 4 (1994), p. 459-477.
For articles from electronic periodicals
LayoutAuthor. “Article title”. Periodical title [online], year, volume (number), p. initial page - final page. ISSN number. Retrieved: date consulted, from: <URL>
Examples• Szymansky, S. “Magnetic Equivalence between Nuclei of Spin Greater than ½ in Presence of Relaxation”. Journal of Magnetic Resonance[online], 1997, 127(2), p. 199-205. ISSN 1090-7807. Retrieved: August, 20, 2009, from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jmre.1997.1203
• Benedicto Gracia, E. “Documentos acerca del funcionamiento del sistema de insaculación en la aljama judía de Huesca (siglo XV)”. Sefarad[online], 2006, 66(2), p. 309-344. ISSN 1988-320X. Retrieved: August, 20, 2009, from: http://sefarad.revistas.csic.es/index.php/sefarad/article/view/413
Papers at conferences
LayoutAuthor. “Title”. Editor. Conference title in italics. Place: Publishing house, year of publication, p. initial page – final page.
Examples• Aguilera Ureña, M. J. [et al]. “Utilización del GPS para determinaciones altimétricas en ingeniería civil”. Actas del XI Congreso internacional de ingeniería gráfica: Logroño – Pamplona, 2, 3 y 4 junio. Navarra: Secretaría del Congreso, 1999, p. 47-58.
• Paterson, A.T. 2003. “The Fourier-Stieltjees and Fourier algebras for locally compact groupoids”. Kaminska, A. (ed.) Trends in Banach Spaces and Operator Theory: a Conference on Trends in Banach Spaces and Operator Theory, October 5-9 2001, University of Memphis. Providence (Rhode Island): American Mathematical Society, 2003, p. 223-237.
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics [online]. Place: Editor, publication date. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
Examples• Monuments of the future: designs of El Lissitzky [online]. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 2000. Retrieved: September, 14, 2010, from: http://www.getty.edu/gri/digital/lissitzky/
Website pages:Author. Title in italics [online]. Place: Editor, publication date. Name or title of the part, numbering and/or location in the main document. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
• Unos tipos duros [online]. Tratado clásico de tipografía: 28 Medidas de la página. Retrieved: September, 15, 2011, from: http://www.unostiposduros.com/?p=947
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics [blog]. Place: Editor, date of publication, year. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
Example• Suárez Carballo, Fernando. Visual things [blog]. Retrieved: September, 14, 2010, from: http://www.cosasvisuales.com
Blog post:Author. “Title of the post”. Title of the blog in italics [blog]. Place: Editor, date of publication, year. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
Example• ADG-FAD. “Todo es diseño”. ADG-FAD Blog [blog]. Retrieved: September, 14, 2010, from: http://www.fad.cat/adg/blog/2010/07/08/todo-es-diseno/
Comments on a blog post:Author of the comment (as it appears). Comment on: “Post title”. Comment date. Blog title in italics [online]. Place: Editor, date of publication, year. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
Example• Teresa. Comment on: "Flo's pledge: deal or no deal?" 12th May 2007. Kim. Emergiblog: The Life & Times of an ER Nurse [blog]. San Francisco: Emergiblog, c2005-2007. Retrieved: May, 16, 2007, from: http://www.emergiblog.com/2007/05/flos-pledge-deal-or-no-deal.html
Social Networks: Facebook - Twitter
To cite a Twitter or Facebook feed as a whole or to discuss it in general, all you need to do is state the URL of the website in the text in brackets. There is no need for an entry in the reference list.
Example:President Obama uses Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/barackobama) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/barackobama) to keep citizens informed about his initiatives, especially health reform and candidates for the Supreme Court.
To cite Twitter or Facebook updates:
Author (as written). (Date –without the time-) Content of the post or update [document type]. Retrieved from: <URL>
Examples: • Barack Obama. (2009a, July 15). Launched American Graduation Initiative to help additional 5 mill. Americans graduate college by 2020: http://bit.ly/gcTX7 [Twitter post]. Retrieved from: http://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/2651151366
• Barack Obama. (2009b, October 9). Humbled. http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/obamaforamerica/gGM45m [Facebook update]. Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=6815841748&share_id=154954250775&comments=1#s154954250775
To differentiate between posts made by the same person in the same year (or even on the same day), “a” or “b” can be included after the year in chronological order. If there is only one message in the same year, then it is not necessary to include "a" or "b".
LayoutTitle in italics [Type of document]. Place: edition, date of publication. Retrieved: date consulted,from: <URL>
Example• Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [Wiki on the Internet]. St. Petersburg (FL): Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2001. Retrieved:May, 5, 2007, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/
For contributions to Wikis:
• McEvoy D. “The symptoms of IBS”. c2006 WIKISURGERY [Wiki on the Internet]. London: Surgical Associates Ltd. 2006 - . [5 paragraphs]. Retrieved: May, 14, 2007, from:http://www.wikisurgery.com/index.php?title=The_symptoms_of_IBS
LayoutStandard reference number. Title in italics.
Example• UNE-EN ISO 717-1. Acoustics. Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Part 1: airborne sound insulation.
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics [type of medium]. Place: Editor, year of publication. Description of the material: duration of the document (optional).
Examples• Hustwit, Gary. Objectified -->. London: Swiss Dots Limited, 2009. 1 DVD: 75 min.
• Arquitecturas 1 -->. Barcelona: Editrama, 2007. 1 DVD: 160 min.
• Mozart, W.A. Conciertos para piano 21 y 26 [sound recorded on CD]. Maria-Joâo Pires, piano; Orchestre de la Fondation Gulbenkian de Lisbonne. Madrid: Warner Music, 2003. 1 Compact Disk: 70 min.
Graphic Documents (posters, etc.)
LayoutAuthor. Title in italics [type of medium]. Edition. Place: Editor, year of publication. Length of the document and measurements (optional).
Examples• Zaragoza, postales para el recuerdo [Graphical document]. Zaragoza: Prensa Diaria Aragonesa, 2000. 150 post cards, 9 x 14 cm.
• Munari, Bruno. I prelibri [Graphical document]. Mantova: Corraini, 2003. 1 folder (12 books).
A citation is an abbreviated form of reference inserted between brackets in the text or added as a footnote, at the end of the chapter, or at the end of the entire text. It serves to identify the publication from which an issue, idea, etc., referred to in the text, has been taken, and to specify its exact location in the source publication.
When citations only occur sporadically in a text, it will not be necessary to produce an independent list of bibliographic references at the end of the text. You can make citations within the text or as a footnote. It is essential, however, for the citations to contain the necessary elements for the correct identification of the cited text.
When citations are used together with a list of bibliographic references, the citation must contain enough data for there to be a clear correspondence between the citations and the bibliographic reference in a certain document. You can opt for one of these two methods:
Numbers inserted into the text, as superscript or between brackets, refer to documents in the order in which they are cited. If specific parts of a document are cited, the pages can be stated after the numbers. References are presented in a numerically ordered list. Example:
Texts and citationsThe Japanese influence on modern decorative arts in Europe was studied by Wichmann (1). With reference to Bauhaus, Von Buol (2, p.451) is not the first author to research oriental influences on ceramics produced at this school. Years before (3, p.66) a strong similarity between some of the items designed in the Bauhaus workshops and traditional Chinese and Japanese pottery had been noticed.
References1. Wichmann, Siegfried. Japonisme: the Japanese Influence on Western Art since 1858. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.2. Von Buol, Cornelia. "Japón y la alfarería de la Bauhaus". In: Fiedler, Jeannine (ed.). Bauhaus. Köln: Könemann, 2000, p. 450-451.3. Weber, Klaus. "Die keramische Werkstatt". In: Experiment Bauhaus. Berlin: Bauhaus-Archiv, 1988, p. 58-71.
First element is understood to be the author or the document title, in this order. If you use this method, you must state the first element and the year of publication of the cited document in the text. At the end of the document, there is a list with the complete references to the cited texts.
After the first element has been cited, the complete reference needs to be added at the end of the document. The first element and date method proposes two options for presenting the references at the end of the document.
Option 1In a list ordered alphabetically by the first element (author or title) followed by the publication date between brackets. Next, the rest of the reference is given, but without repeating the year of publication, which has already been stated. Example:
Texts and citationsThe Japanese influence on modern decorative arts in Europe was studied by Wichmann (1999). With reference to Bauhaus, Von Buol (2000, p.451) is not the first author to research oriental influences on ceramics produced at this school. Years before (Weber, 1988, p.66) a strong similarity between some of the items designed in the Bauhaus workshops and traditional Chinese and Japanese pottery had been noticed.
Option 2In a list ordered alphabetically by the first element (author or title) followed by the publication date between brackets. Next, the complete reference is given in a separate paragraph.
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How can I contact the library?
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