WorldCat Introduces Single Search

Your WorldCat search experience just got better! Users can now search all of our OCLC electronic resource services. Integrated search results currently include resources from the library catalog and NetLibrary™ eBooks and eAudiobooks.

The interface for WorldCat Local is similiar to Encore.  Do your search then refine it with a variety of tools which include year, language, audience, format and etc.

Give it a try and let me know what you think by submitting your comments.


One thought on “WorldCat Introduces Single Search

  1. I have been a devoted follower of the development of Worldcat Local since it was first announced. I am very excited by the potential to have access to all of a library’s written content through one search box!

    I am concerned that at the public library level that it would be confusing to most people to have libraries listed in the results that require ILL to obtain the item. The University of Washington Libraries use Worldcat Local and found that their ILL requests doubled from what they had before. As a researcher, this is a great tool, but I think it would be confusing to the general public.

    I think it would be great too, if the Internet Archive, made their scanned books (about 1.5 million now) available through Worldcat.

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