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 http://www.worldcat.org
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
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
For MoreHelp with http://www.clarion.edu/395/ to viewWorldCat: Clarion Library options including: Illiad Instructionswww.worldcat.org Help from a librarianwww.oclc.org Various tutorials for library useOCLC phone 1-800-848- Citation help5878