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How to set up a WorldCat (www.worldcat.org) profile to save and manage lists, tags and more. Export your lists as bibliographies. Organize your topics.

How to set up a WorldCat (www.worldcat.org) profile to save and manage lists, tags and more. Export your lists as bibliographies. Organize your topics.

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  • 1. Using WorldCatSave your searches, find more items...
  • 2. Worldcat can be used for:● Finding Books● Creating Bibliographic Lists● Saving your advanced searches● Finding Book Reviews● Browsing by genre● Saving favorite libraries● and MORE!
  • 3. Using WorldCat1. Create an account2. Start searching to access features: a. Saving favorite library b. Creating lists and tags3. Using your lists and tags a. Sort your lists and tags b. Export bibliographic records
  • 4. Create an accountAccounts can be public OR private. You decideif you want others to see your information. Go to www.worldcat. org
  • 5. Create an accountChoose "create an account":
  • 6. Create an accountFill in the form...
  • 7. Create an accountYoull see this screen. You can start editing andadding to your profile now. The email is only aconfirmation...
  • 8. Creating an accountThis is what your email will look like (See, noneed to check it yet.) This is just a reminder email for you in case you forget your username and password.
  • 9. Create an account When you edit your profile add as much or as little information as you want. Adding your zip code will help you find libraries close to your home, though! A private account cannot be seen by anyone but you!
  • 10. Start searching There is a general and an advanced search. Start with the general one first to get your profile going:
  • 11. Start searching: Add to favoritesYou can now add libraries to your "favoriteslist."Now your favorite libraries will always be at thetop of your searches!
  • 12. Start searching: See more optionsNotice that you can print this record, cite it,email it, share it via social media or get thepermanent link for the record.
  • 13. Start searching: See more optionsYou can also rate the book, add tags, writeyour own review or save it to a list.
  • 14. Start searching: Add tags and listAdd "tags" that you feel identifies the book foryou. These are to help you and (if your profile ispublic) other people find similar books. Separate tags by comma and when you are finished, click "Save tags"
  • 15. Start searching: Add tags and listAdd your book to a list. Create a new list if youdont have a list yet. List can be public or private!
  • 16. Start searching: Add tags and listGo to your profile page: You can see your created list and the tags that youve added.
  • 17. Start searching: Add tags and listYou can use your lists and tags to:● Organize your research● Add notes for later annotation● Export bibliographic lists● Find other books that are similar to your topic
  • 18. Using lists and tagsAccess your lists and tags from your profilepage:
  • 19. Using lists and tagsYou can change information about your list:
  • 20. Using lists and tagsAdd notesto yourlist forreferencelater on!See yourtags on theright.
  • 21. Using lists and tagsExport and share your lists using manyprofessional citation styles:
  • 22. Using lists and tagsLook at items in tag categories:
  • 23. ConclusionWorldCat can be used by librarians andstudents to create interactive lists that can beshared traditionally (bibliographies andcitations) or via social media.Items in lists can be private or public.Explore the possibilities of WorldCat and makeresearching fun and interactive!