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=== Introduction ===
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|name        = WorldCat
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|title        = <center>WorldCat</center>
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|label1  = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL Web&nbsp;address]
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|data1  = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/ www.worldcat.org]
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|data2  = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Catalog and community
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|data3  = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Free}}<br>OCLC WorldCat is an online union catalog of over 2 billion titles at 72,000 libraries<ref>For list of the small portion of those libraries which have a descriptive page in this Wiki, see the [[:Category:WorldCat libraries]].</ref> 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.<br>
  
WorldCat is a worldwide database of over one billion catalog records submitted by more than 57,000 contributing libraries in 112 countries and territories, as of January 2007. The database is continually growing as more libraries contribute. It is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world but it is not comprehensive.
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=== Using WorldCat ===
  
=== Using Worldcat ===
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'''Searching WorldCat''' for sources is simple:
  
Searching WorldCat is simple:
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*Go to [http://www.worldcat.org/ www.worldcat.org]
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*Type in some keywords for the title, subject or person. An advanced search option is also available.
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*Click on the name of the title you need.
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*Enter your location and then click "find libraries<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291140319052_212" />".
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*Scroll down and click on the name of a holding library.
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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.
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*Click on Request Interlibrary Loan to see details on lending, or check with your local library for assistance.
  
* Go to '''http://www.worldcat.org/'''<br>
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'''Newspapers.''' The [[Finding Microfilmed Newspapers]] Wiki page includes WorldCat instructions and screenshots. <br>{{Wikipedia|WorldCat}}
* Type in some keywords for the title, subject or person. An advanced search option is also available.
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* Click on the name of the title you need.
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* Scroll down and click on the name of a holding library.
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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. The Classmark is given as well as the availability of the item.
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* Click on Request Interlibrary Loan to see details on lending, or check with your local library for assistance. <br>
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[[Category:Online library catalogs]]<br>
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Online_library_catalogs]] [[Category:Family_History_Library]] [[Category:WorldCat_libraries]]

Latest revision as of 21:32, 28 January 2014

WorldCat
Logo wcmasthead en.png
Web address    www.worldcat.org
Type of site    Catalog and community
Registration    Free

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

Using WorldCat

Searching WorldCat for sources is simple:

  • Go to 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.
Newspapers. The Finding Microfilmed Newspapers Wiki page includes WorldCat instructions and screenshots.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: WorldCat

References

  1. For list of the small portion of those libraries which have a descriptive page in this Wiki, see the Category:WorldCat libraries.
  2. Official website.

 

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