WorldCat Online Catalog

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OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of over 1.93 billion titles at 72,000 libraries in 172 countries and territories. The catalog of the [[Family History Library]] was made available via OCLC WorldCat in 2014.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/ Official website].</ref> Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, it is not comprehensive. {{Wikipedia|WorldCat}}<br><br>  
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OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of over 2 billion titles at 72,000 libraries in 172 countries and territories. The catalog of the [[Family History Library]] was made available via OCLC WorldCat in 2014.<ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/ Official website].</ref> Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, OCLC WorldCat is not comprehensive. {{Wikipedia|WorldCat}}<br><br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:39, 23 January 2014

OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of over 2 billion titles at 72,000 libraries in 172 countries and territories. The catalog of the Family History Library was made available via OCLC WorldCat in 2014.[1] Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, OCLC WorldCat is not comprehensive.
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Using WorldCat

See also Finding Microfilmed Newspapers, which includes WorldCat instructions and screenshots.

Searching WorldCat is simple:

  • Go to http://www.worldcat.org/
  • Type in some keywords for the title, subject or person. An advanced search option is also available.
  • Click on the name of the title you need.
  • Enter your location and then click "find libraries".
  • Scroll down and click on the name of a holding library.
  • Click on details to see description of the item. You can see a Full Record, Brief Record, or have A Look Inside.
  • Click on Request Interlibrary Loan to see details on lending, or check with your local library for assistance.

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