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Worldcat 2


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  • 1. What is WorldCat? Background Information
    • It’s the world's largest bibliographic database.
    • Built and maintained by the Online Computer Library Center, otherwise called OCLC.
    • WorldCat maintains a collection of over 50,000 libraries, in over ninety countries.
    • WorldCat was created in 1971 through OCLC’s global cooperative.
    • WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.
  • 2. WorldCat Home Page How to search WorldCat @
  • 3. WorldCat Basically means World Catalog
  • 4. What can I find on WorldCat?
    • Article citations with links to full text.
    • Authoritative research material such as:
    • - photographs of local historical significance - digital versions of rare items - resources are available in several languages
    • Popular books, music CDs, Videos.
    • Downloadable audiobooks
  • 5. Special features on WorldCat?
    • Search many library catalogs at once.
    • Links of published reviews and excerpts.
    • Locate resources in a library near you.
    • Link to “Ask a Librarian” & “Find similar items”
    • You can post your reviews and contribute to factual information on an item.
  • 6. Requirements
    • As a Howard student you are allowed to use WorldCat.
    • You will log in with a valid library membership card.
  • 7. How can I borrow from WorldCat?
    • WorldCat allows you to find an item and then locate a library near you that owns it.
    • If you find an item of interest and Howard
    • owns it, use normal procedures to get it.
  • 8. If Howard does not have item, these are the available options for Howard students
    • Join a waiting list
    • Reserve the item
    • Check the item out
    • Have the item shipped to you
    • Have it delivered to you __________
    • To use WorldCat, you must have active
    • Membership with a cooperating library.
  • 9. Search by: title / subject / person
  • 10. Title search
    • Quiet as it’s kept, shame trauma and race in the novels of Toni Morrison.
  • 11. Results Page
  • 12. Discuss the Results Page
    • (Voice over)
    • Talk about the book record
    • Scroll down
    • We notice that Howard owns the book
  • 13. Hands on
    • Have students search:
    • A person
  • 14. More Features
    • Talk about other features on the page __________
    • Get it…search Sterling or buy from Amazon
    • save it…things I own, I recommend, things
    • I checked out.
    • add to it… You could review an item, or add/ edit some public notes.
  • 15. Features cont’d
    • share it... Using a list of social networking interfaces e.g.
    • _________________
    • Favorite, Digg, Facebook, Live, Furl, Ask,
    • Google, RDeddit, Yahoo MyWeb, myAOL,
    • Propeller, Blogmarks, FeedMeLinks,
    • Technorati and others.
  • 16. Features cont’d
    • Talk about the list of libraries near where you live that own the book.
    • Show how the mileage changes from near to far.
    • Explain how it changes from local, national to international.
    • Go to end of the list.
  • 17. Features cont’d
    • Languages - German, Spanish, French Netherlands Japanese
    • Sign in accounts - MyWorldCat, My Lists, Sign In, Register
  • 18. Features cont’d
    • Best page of all…
    • WorldCat Help!!! This page features everything you every thing you would want to know about World Cat but were afraid to ask.
    • (picture of page)
  • 19. Help !!!! Every Question can be answered
  • 20. Hands on Keyword search
    • Adoption and race and America
    • Adoption and race and United States
    • Multiracial adoption and United States
    • Interracial adoption and United States
    • Transracial adoption and United States
    • ______________
    • Look up these key words and compare
  • 21. Hands On Subject Heading searching
    • Interracial adoption - United States - Moral and ethical aspects
    • Open adoption – United States – Case studies
    • Adoption – Law and legislation – United States
    • Adoption – United States
  • 22. Hands on person search
    • Toni Morrison
    • Barack Obama
    • Gwendolyn Brooks
    • Dionne Brand
    • Austin Clarke
    • Jamaica Kincade
  • 23. Advance search
    • On the WorldCat home page
    • click on: Advanced search
  • 24. Advance Search
  • 25. Advance Search page
    • Discuss the Advance search page