Have you tried to remember or find the MNCAT Classic Command for the
Bibliographic Record no. / System ID number and couldn't find it listed
This crucial identifying number, which appears at the very end of a MNCAT Classic record, can be searched in either
Classic (Command) or in Primo (keyword). Let's say that you copy it from the last line in a MNCAT Classic record, or somebody gives you a Bib record number, also referred to as a system ID number -- for example, 005918770. Let's say you write this down, and need to look it up later and can't remember or don't have the title, or the title is too short to get the specific record you want, or maybe the book is in Russian, or some other language that seems tricky to type into MNCAT.
Here's what to do:
For Classic, use SYS= and you can remove the leading zeros, or leave them in; (SYS= does not have to be in capital letters, either)
For Primo, you must keep the zeros and stick it right onto umn_aleph
Certain MNCAT records will now include links to HathiTrust, a shared
digital repository for collections from over 25 major academic and research libraries. The text of all of these materials in Hathi can be searched and many of them are available in full text. The University of Minnesota is one of the major library partners that have launched HathiTrust Shared Digital Repository through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC).
The links are shown with a HathiTrust icon. For individual
volumes, an orange HathiTrust icon means the complete text of the item is available for viewing online.
A gray HathiTrust icon means that the book is searchable but the actual text is not displayed. In other words, you can use Hathi as a search mechanism to identify page numbers where your search word appears within the actual book. This will help you decide if you want to check out the book from the University Libraries. If there are multiple volumes the link will take you to a HathiTrust page that shows you the availability of the individual volumes.
Incidentally, the name Hathi is from the Hindi and Sanskrit word for