The University of Delaware Library invites students, faculty and staff to attend workshops offered during the Spring 2009 semester on WorldCat Local which is a new Library resource that gives users a quick and convenient method for performing research at the University of Delaware.
Users of WorldCat Local can now search for materials that are contained in DELCAT (the online catalog of the University of Delaware collection) as well as journal articles and materials contained in thousands of libraries throughout the United States and worldwide in a single search.
Each workshop will give users the basic tools to use this new system and its features, which include linking directly to articles, accessing information on titles through Google Books, requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan and creating personal accounts that can list users’ favorite titles and personal book reviews.
Workshops for WorldCat Local: Search the University of Delaware Library and Beyond will be offered at:
Both workshops will be held in the Library Instruction Room (Room 116A) on the first floor of the Morris Library. The workshops are free, but seating is limited and registration is required. To register online, go to [www2.lib.udel.edu/usered/workshops/current.htm]. Send questions via e-mail to  or call 302-831-2432.
WorldCat Local: Search The University of Delaware Library and Beyond” is now a featured search box on the Library home page [www.udel.edu/library]). One can also go directly to WorldCat Local at [udel.worldcat.org/]. For more information about WorldCat Local, go to [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/worldcatlocal.html].
The electronic library of the University of Delaware Library, which is available 24/7 at [www.udel.edu/library], provides access for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Delaware to a rich array of online library resources including DELCAT, WorldCat Local, databases, full-text information, electronic journals and newspapers, Subject Guides to the Internet, the Institutional Repository, and much more.