Inquiry and bibliographic library service
Alphabetical index is a library directory where bibliographical records are
placed in alphabetical order of names or surnames of individual authors and
also of titles of their works.
Descriptions of works having one to three authors are placed in the index
according to the first author's surname.
Works of four or more authors are placed in the index in the order of
The alphabetical index can answer the following requests:
The alphabetical index of the whole library shows the literature that is
available in library subscription, reading-room, Astronomical Observatory, and Computing
- Are there any works of certain author in the library ?
- Is the specific work of the given author in the library?
- By what editions it is represented?
- Information on a definite author with the mark " about him"
The index in the reading-room shows only the literature available in the
The index of periodicals
- native editions
- foreign editions
With the help of this index one can get information on the availability of
certain periodical or continued editions in the library
The systematic catalogue
In the systematic catalogue bibliographical records are placed
according to departments of notion, with the use of the system of
The systematic catalogue accomplishes the thematic requests when
bibliographic data about a book are unknown.
The systematic catalogue has an auxiliary apparatus:
subject index. It is an alphabetical list of subject rubrics that
discover the contents of items shown in the systematic catalogue together
with their classification indices.
The catalogue of microfishes (in the room of research workers)
It gives information on available microfiches of foreign editions.
The card-file of works of members of faculty stuff (in the room of research workers).
The card-file of bibliographic editions that are in the room of research