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About WorldCat Local (iCatalogue)

  WorldCat Local is a webscale discovery solution that delivers search access to more than 1.9 billion items from your library and the world's library collections.
  You'll find:
   1.5 + billion articles with one-click access to full text
   45+ million digital items from trusted sources like Google Books, OAIster and HathiTrust
   17 + million eBooks from leading aggregators and publishers
   44 + million pieces of evaluative content (Tables of Contents, cover art, summaries, etc.)
   327+ million books in libraries worldwide

    FIND materials quickly and easily

Users can access WorldCat Local via the "iCatalogue" tab and this is a single search experience that eliminates the need to consult many separate resources and interfaces. A search via "iCatalogue" provides instant access to your library's materials – digital objects, electronic materials, databases, eJournals, music, videos, audio, eBooks, maps, journals, theses and books – in addition to materials in group and consortial catalogs and thousands of OCLC member libraries worldwide.


Search iCatalogue and iDiscovery

WorldCat Local: Mobile views for almost any phone


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  • WorldCat Local (iCatalogue) supports a wide range of devices, from the latest smartphones to many feature phones with Internet access. The device must be able to access the Internet and have a Web browser that supports JavaScript. For best results, use a mobile Web browser.

  • A new, mobile-ready discovery interface (iDiscovery) provides consolidated access to your electronic, physical and digital collections through a single search.

Index labels and examples of an expert search in WorldCat Local (iCatalogue)

You may type an index label with your search terms rather than a selection from the list of indexes to search on any search screen. The information you type overrides all default menu selections.

Search Tips:
  • Phrase searching - enclose search words in "quotation marks"
  • Specific searching - combine search words with AND, OR, NOT
  • Truncation - use the asterisk* to denote multiple characters
  • iCatalogue (WorldCat Local): Basic Search Click here
  • iCatalogue (WorldCat Local): Advanced Search Click here

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