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  • WorldCat TutorialBy Arielle Middleman, Elaine Menken, GeraldineBrennan, Harriet Simons, Lesley Carey, MelanieSchneeflock, Melinda Helfer, &Thomas Holloway
  • Links the collections of 72,000libraries in 170 countries thatparticipate in Online ComputerLibrary Center (OCLC).Currently 1,900,000,000 holdingsin World Cat and Growing!
  • What is found inWorldCat?Physical Items:BooksMusic CDsDVDsJournals and MagazinesGovernment PublicationsDigital Items:E-BooksPowerpoint PresentationsAudiobooksImagesFilmsSound RecordingsOtherVideo gamesMapsDigital Versions of Rare Items
  • How to access WorldCat:Through your own library
  • General tips:Clear all fields before a new search.Click on “show tip” to the right of exit.? Marks signs which indicate helpful hints.Basic Search:Narrow search by placing search term in quotation marks.Author’s name can be in any order (last first or first last).Use keyword, author, title, ISBN or year.Help Me!Search Tips for WorldCat
  • Advanced Search:Search can be limited to a particular library.There is a selection of databases.You can search by format, language, or type of content.Expert Search:Click on ? Sign for an extensive list on Boolean searching.+ = and/or.Use + at end for plurals.Truncation (*) searches a term and its variations.Wildcards (#) represent from zero to nine characters in a search.# represents a single character.Both truncation and wildcards can be used after the third character.Help Me! (More)More Search Tips for WorldCat
  • Boolean Operators
  • Basic WorldCatSearchExample: searching for a book on Chaucer written in French.Enter “Chaucer” in first search box.Click on “search”.52,315 items appear. (Voila!)
  • You can limit your search to: Advanced“books, articles, visual materials,and musical scores” Search Options:“author, title, publisher, ISBN”“specific years, or language”
  • Expert WorldCat Search:
  • Desired ResultsAfter a book is found you will clickon “see more details for locatingthis item”.Then on “search the catalog inyour library”.Lastly, click on “Send a request toILL” (interlibrary loan).
  • Results:Narrow by Format Detailed RecordMark/ Marked Records Availability
  • What to do with Your Results:
  • For MoreHelp with  to viewWorldCat: Clarion Library options including:  Illiad  Help from a  Various tutorials for library useOCLC phone 1-800-848-  Citation help5878
  • Citations: OCLC. (2012). WorldCat. Retrieved from script=true:screensize=large:sessionid=fsapp3-52153- h9brmlxw-l7b9ne:entitypagenum=1:0