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WorldCat  Connect to WorldCat
Also known as: OCLC WorldCat
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: WorldCat, the OCLC union catalog, contains cataloging records for some 1.3 billion items held at 10,000 libraries worldwide. It covers thousands of subjects and includes records for items dating as far back as 1000 A.D. It includes records for a range of materials including books, computer data files, computer programs, films, journals, magazines, manuscripts, musical scores, newspapers, slides, sound recordings, videotapes. WorldCat does not generally include individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.
Updated: daily
Notes: The University of Delaware Library contributes cataloging records to WorldCat. The symbol for the Library is DLM.
Permitted Uses: Click on “Terms & Conditions” in the lower left of the screen.
Output Formats: Results can be “marked” (i.e. selected) by checking the box next to each entry on a results list. Then click on “Marked Records” on the navigation bar in order to print or e-mail the selected records.
Help: Click on the “Help” icon. A Searching WorldCat User Guide is also available. For further assistance, contact a librarian.
Related Resources: WorldCat Local
Users: 10 concurrent users
Producer: OCLC

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 08/06/13