RUEC help


The Search function provides you possibility to find records by entering keywords or phrases. There are three search types available in the RUEC: “Basic”, “Advanced” and “Search also”.

Basic Search

Basic Search form is located at the top of the page.

It contain text filed where you can provide keywords or phrases, drop down control, which provides possibility to define search scope (default is search in all fields), and search button on the right side of the search form.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search allows you to create more complex queries by combining several parameters and applying various facets.

By default, three fields are offered for query generation. It is possible at any time to add or remove new search field by clicking “[+]” or “[-]” controls. Each field is accompanied by a drop-down that lets you specify the type of data (Keywords, Subject, Title, UDC, BBC, Author, Publisher, Publisher location, ISSN, ISBN) you are searching for. Keyword search is offered by default. You can search using the logical operators “AND”, “OR”, and “NOT”.

At the bottom of the Advanced Search page are additional controls (Document Type, Publication Date Range, Document Language, and Location). This will allow you to narrow your search results.

Search also

This feature allows you to perform additional searches in the largest open access search engines: “Электронный каталог Национальной библиотеки Беларуси”, “Библиопоиск”, “WorldCat”, “Google Scholar”, “Google Books”, “Электронный каталог Российской государственной библиотеки”, “Электронный каталог Российской национальной библиотеки”, “Электронно-библиотечная система”, “Электронно-библиотечная система Издательства Лань”, “BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)”, “Internet Archive”, “CORE (COnnecting REpositories)” and “Open Library”. You can also find full-text documents and information about the possibility of their acquisition.

First you need to create a search query on the main page or using the Advanced Search.

If there is no information about the document in the RUEC, you can select the “Search also” option, then you can continue searching using open access search engines from the drop-down list of information resources. In this case, your search query is automatically transferred to the search engine selected from the list of information resources (with the Advanced Search, only the first search field element will be transferred). The result of your search query will open in a new browser window.


The RUEC provides account functionality for librarians.

The functional sections are featured on your account main page:

My personal details

Provides general information about your account with the ability to edit.

To change password you should provide your current password, new password and confirm new password again in the standard change password form.

My Tags

On this tab, librarians can view all tags in the system. Professionals can manage their tags in the RUEC.

My lists

In this section, librarians can manage their document lists and create “Public lists” for all users.

My Search History

In this section, librarians can view, use and delete their previous searches. This view shows date, search filter, and amount of found documents. To reuse a saved search, you can click on the saved search criteria in the search history view. You can delete the search history at any time by clicking the “Delete your search history”.

For unauthorized users available next functional sections:


In this window, users can view documents added to the cart during one session.


In this section, users can view “Public lists” of documents that can be published by librarians.

Search history

This section becomes available after the user does any search. On the page of this section, user can view, use and delete his previous searches (during one session). This view shows date, search filter, and amount of found documents. To reuse a saved search, click on the any search phrase hyperlink in the search query history list. You can delete the search history at any time by clicking the “Delete your search history”.