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  • What can you dowith WorldCat? By Kelsey Edwards
  • What is WorldCat? O WorldCat is a library catalog which combines the collections of over 72,000 libraries in 170 countries around the world. (Hence the name)
  • How Big is WorldCat? O View slide
  • What can you search for on WorldCat? View slide
  • What does a basic search look like on WorldCat?
  • What about an advanced search?
  • How can you narrow your search?If you type in a keyword it then gives you the option of narrowing down the search by clicking on tabs. It even tells you how many artifacts are under each tab.
  • How do you know if your local library has what you want?  says so right here
  • What else can WorldCat do?O You can look up WorldCat on your phone!O You can look at book lists based on genre.O Build a bibliography.O Read review on the most recent books.
  • What to do if WorldCat doesn’t have it?O A. Send a request to your library asking them to buy it.OrO B. Amazon.com
  • Want to learn more about WorldCat?http://www.worldcat.org/ - Visit thehomepagehttp://www.facebook.com/WorldCat.org?ref=ts - Check out their Facebook!http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=WorldCat.org&search_type=&aq=f - Lookat the “How to..” videos on YouTube