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About WorldCat Discovery (iCatalogue)

WorldCat Discovery helps users to easily find and get resources available at your library and in libraries worldwide through a single search of WorldCat and familiar, authoritative e-content collections.

With WorldCat Discovery, you can:
Reach across UKZN collections with a single search
Control your search experience without complexity
Experience that your library is available all the time
Discover millions of eBooks
Reveal open-access collections in search results

    FIND materials quickly and easily

Users can access WorldCat Discovery 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, eResources, eBooks, Course Reserves and Google Scholar

WorldCat Discovery [iCatalogue]:
Mobile Access


  • Available on any device, with access to the Internet and a Web browser that supports JavaScript. It's mobile-ready with a responsive discovery interface that provides consolidated access to your electronic, physical and digital collections through a single search. It offer an intuitive search experience.

Index labels and examples of an expert search in WorldCat Discovery (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.

Quick reference: Searching in WorldCat Discovery:
  • 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 Discovery): Basic Search & Advanced search Click here
  • iCatalogue (WorldCat Discovery): Full-text link display in WorldCat Discovery Click here

Library Services

Library Basics

Research Support

  • Help from a Librarian
  • For assistance contact a librarian by e-mail or by phone
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Enquire about borrowing from another library if what you require is not available from UKZN Libraries
  • ResearchSpace
  • Search the UKZN Institutional Repository for electronic theses
  • Self Help
  • How to do research at the library: learn how to use library resources and consult the Library guides


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