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=== Introduction ===
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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]] also has been made available via OCLC WorldCat starting 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 does not list sources housed in repositories outside their consortium.
  
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".
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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.
* 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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== WorldCat Libraries  ==
* 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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For a partial list of libraries, archives, societies, and museums with cataloging in WorldCat, and whose collections are described in this Wiki, see [[:Category:WorldCat libraries]].  
* Click on Request Interlibrary Loan to see details on lending, or check with your local library for assistance. <br />
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== References  ==
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{{Wikipedia|WorldCat}}
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Family_History_Library]] [[Category:WorldCat_libraries]]

Latest revision as of 14:21, 12 March 2021

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 also has been made available via OCLC WorldCat starting in 2014.[2] Although it is the world’s largest bibliographic database for materials held around the world, OCLC WorldCat does not list sources housed in repositories outside their consortium.

Using WorldCat[edit | edit source]

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.

WorldCat Libraries[edit | edit source]

For a partial list of libraries, archives, societies, and museums with cataloging in WorldCat, and whose collections are described in this Wiki, see Category:WorldCat libraries.

References[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: WorldCat
  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.