WorldCat Online Catalog

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OCLC WorldCat is an online catalog of worldwide libraries, including the collection of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City. WorldCat contains over one billion catalog records submitted by more than 57,000 contributing libraries in 112 countries and territories, as of January 2007. Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, it is not comprehensive.  
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| url = {{URL|//www.worldcat.org/}}
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| location = [[Hong Kong]]
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}}OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of 72,000 worldwide libraries, in 172 countries and territories. including the collection of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City. WorldCat contains over one billion catalog records submitted by more than 57,000 contributing libraries in 112 countries and territories, as of January 2007. Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, it is not comprehensive.  
  
 
== Using WorldCat  ==
 
== Using WorldCat  ==
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*Click on details to see description of the item. You can see a Full Record, Brief Record, or have A Look Inside.  
 
*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.
 
*Click on Request Interlibrary Loan to see details on lending, or check with your local library for assistance.
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Online_library_catalogs]]
 
[[Category:Online_library_catalogs]]

Revision as of 19:27, 22 January 2014

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Web address //www.worldcat.org/
Type of site Catalog and community
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OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of 72,000 worldwide libraries, in 172 countries and territories. including the collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. WorldCat contains over one billion catalog records submitted by more than 57,000 contributing libraries in 112 countries and territories, as of January 2007. Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, it is not comprehensive.

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.

References