Accessing the Library Catalog via Z39.50 Clients

The following information is provided for those who wish to configure Z39.50-compliant client software to connect to the University of Chicago Catalog, a Z39.50-compliant Kuali OLE database.

EndNote users may download a customized connection file for best results.

The data as shown in the Connections Settings and Search Attributes sections below should be applicable to any Z39.50 client software. However, the Z39.50 standard includes several options for software developers. As a result, a Z39.50 client and a Z39.50 server may each have unique characteristics that, if known, will ensure successful connectivity and complete availability of all relevant data from the Z39.50 server. Therefore, when we have such knowledge, we have provided additional guidance in configuring specific Z39.50 clients. If you have additional information or experience in connecting your Z39.50 client to the University of Chicago Catalog, please use the email address below to send your information for posting on this page as a convenience for other users.

I. Settings/Search Attributes for Any Z39.50 Client

Connection Settings

Setting Value
Server Name ole
Name of the Machine ole.uchicago.edu
Port 210
Authentication/Password for Access Restrictions None
Data Format OPAC
Database Name ole
URL https://ole.uchicago.edu/olefs/portal.do


Search Attributes

Search Description Use Structure
Title Keyword 4 1
Author Keyword 1003 1
Subject Keyword 21 1
Keyword Anywhere 1016 1
ISBN (without hyphens, 13 digit only) 7 1
ISSN (with or without hyphens) 8 1
Publisher 1018 1
Date 30 1

10 digit ISBNs may be located using a keyword anywhere search.