May 122014

The redevelopment of SUNCAT is continuing, with the following new features and functionality having just been added to the service.

Filtering of CONSER records

It is now possible to filter by CONSER records. This can be done in both basic and advanced search by clicking on CONSER in the Library drop-down list.

Greater responsivity when resizing the screen

SUNCAT now has a more responsive layout which is better able to support viewing on tablets and phones.

How the responsive SUNCAT site might look on an iPhone.

Re-introduction of format filtering

It is now possible to filter according to non-electronic, electronic or indeed all formats.

Advanced search boosting

In an earlier post we explained how search terms are boosted in SUNCAT. This was previously only available in basic search, but now the boosting of the MARC 245 tag has now been added to the advanced search.

Addition of volume, issue and date information in the TOC feature

It is now possible to view the volume, issue and date information where available.

Table of Contents for the journal ‘Socio-Economic Review’ now including volume, issue and date information.

Why not try these new, improved features out and let us know what you think? Please send any questions and/or comments to:

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Oct 142009
SUNCAT has just introduced links to journals’ tables of contents (ToCs) using information provided by the ToCs service, Zetoc. This development results from work conducted on the Discovery to Delivery project by EDINA and Mimas.The ToCs links appear on the SUNCAT search result screen and at the top of the full record display. Each link leads to the most recent issue of the appropriate journal title. Currently, there are ToCs links from around 20,000 journal titles, plus conference proceedings on SUNCAT, but this number will expand as new titles are added to Zetoc.
This is an important development for SUNCAT, instantly providing more information about journals on the catalogue. Article details from ToCs can assist users in distinguishing journals of interest, before establishing their location via the holdings information of the 70 libraries available on SUNCAT.

Journal Table of Contents on SUNCAT Full Record Display

SUNCAT is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK. Visit the service at or the SUNCAT blog at

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