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About WorldCat Local

  WorldCat Local is a webscale discovery solution that delivers search access to more than 1.7 billion items from your library and the world's library collections.
  You'll find:
   1.4+ billion articles with one-click access to full text
   40+ million digital items from trusted sources like Google Books, OAIster and HathiTrust
   16 + million eBooks from leading aggregators and publishers
   3 + million pieces of evaluative content (Tables of Contents, cover art, summaries, etc.)
   251+ million books in libraries worldwide

   FIND materials quickly and easily

Users can access WorldCat Local via "Search All" and this is a single search experience that eliminates the need to consult many separate resources and interfaces. "Search All" 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.

WorldCat Local is the best way to get more than 1.7 billion important and unique works in the world's libraries in front of your users. More than forty national catalogs contribute to WorldCat, bringing the riches of international scholarship to your community. And because the cooperative partners with organizations like Google Books, the HathiTrust, JSTOR and OAIster, every WorldCat Local search reveals deep and useful results from an extraordinary range of collections.

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 and WorldCat Local

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
  • WorldCat Local: Basic Search Click here
  • WorldCat Local: Advanced Search Click here

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