WorldCat TutorialBy Arielle Middleman, Elaine Menken, GeraldineBrennan, Harriet Simons, Lesley Carey, MelanieSchneeflock, ...
Links the collections of 72,000libraries in 170 countries thatparticipate in Online ComputerLibrary Center (OCLC).Currentl...
What is found inWorldCat?Physical Items:BooksMusic CDsDVDsJournals and MagazinesGovernment PublicationsDigital Items:E-Boo...
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 he...
Advanced Search:Search can be limited to a particular library.There is a selection of databases.You can search by format, ...
Boolean Operators
Basic WorldCatSearchExample: searching for a book on Chaucer written in French.Enter “Chaucer” in first search box.Click o...
You can limit your search to:                                      Advanced“books, articles, visual materials,and musical ...
Expert WorldCat Search:
Desired ResultsAfter a book is found you will clickon “see more details for locatingthis item”.Then on “search the catalog...
Results:Narrow by Format       Detailed RecordMark/ Marked Records   Availability
What to do with Your Results:
For MoreHelp with                http://www.clarion.edu/395/ to viewWorldCat:                 Clarion Library options inc...
Citations: OCLC. (2012). WorldCat. Retrieved from      http://firstsearch.oclc.org.navigator-      clarion.passhe.edu/Web...
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  1. 1. WorldCat TutorialBy Arielle Middleman, Elaine Menken, GeraldineBrennan, Harriet Simons, Lesley Carey, MelanieSchneeflock, Melinda Helfer, &Thomas Holloway
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. What is found inWorldCat?Physical Items:BooksMusic CDsDVDsJournals and MagazinesGovernment PublicationsDigital Items:E-BooksPowerpoint PresentationsAudiobooksImagesFilmsSound RecordingsOtherVideo gamesMapsDigital Versions of Rare Items
  4. 4. How to access WorldCat:Through your own library http://www.worldcat.org
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Boolean Operators
  8. 8. 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!)
  9. 9. You can limit your search to: Advanced“books, articles, visual materials,and musical scores” Search Options:“author, title, publisher, ISBN”“specific years, or language”
  10. 10. Expert WorldCat Search:
  11. 11. 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).
  12. 12. Results:Narrow by Format Detailed RecordMark/ Marked Records Availability
  13. 13. What to do with Your Results:
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Citations: OCLC. (2012). WorldCat. Retrieved from http://firstsearch.oclc.org.navigator- clarion.passhe.edu/WebZ/FSPrefs?entityjsdetect=:java script=true:screensize=large:sessionid=fsapp3-52153- h9brmlxw-l7b9ne:entitypagenum=1:0

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