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BibMe is a free online automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. It uses the WorldCat Search API to fill in citation information for books, magazines, newspapers, Web sites, journals, films and more. Started in May 2007 as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University, it has grown to have more than 1 million registered users with more than 7.8 million bibliographies and 25.5 million citations.
|Jordan Messina, BibMe.com|
Created by the company Swiss Academic Software, Citavi assists with reference management and knowledge organization. More than simply a citation service, Citavi provides all the tools necessary for scholarly writing and research such as searching online resources, creating essay outlines and even a project task planner. It helps a user find, structure and then document the information they find—quickly and easily. Citavi uses the WorldCat Search API so that students and researchers can find more of the world’s information in libraries more quickly and use it more effectively.
|Swiss Academic Software GmbH, Swiss Academic Software|
If your library has Credo Reference Topic Pages, you can add WorldCat data to them and customize the results using the WorldCat Search API. Customized results can include:
Start the process to get your customized Topic Pages now. Note: if you don't have Topic Pages, there's a special promotion going on, that you can try them out for an introductory period, now through 30 June 2012.)
Information from Credo, on how to add WorldCat results to your Credo Topic Pages.
|Nancy King, Credo Reference|
|Designers and Books||
Designers and Books.com is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.
The site profiles participating designers—from architects to car designers—to showcase what books have been most influential to each artist’s creative process, and a new list is added to the site each week. Once a reader identifies a particular work on the site, Designers & Books uses the data in WorldCat to provide library availability information and author profiles.
|Mark Alhadeff, Ocean-7 Development|
EasyBib offers a simple, easy and free way for students to create bibliographies and get citations, automatically. When a user searches for a book, EasyBib uses the WorldCat Search API to search by book title, keyword or ISBN. It then gives the user the chance to find out more about this source and find the item in a local library by linking to WorldCat.org results.
|Neal Taparia, ImagineEasy Solutions|
ERIC provides Find in a Library links in records that contain an ISSN or ISBN. ERIC users navigate either to their institution’s holdings or to WorldCat.org for a list of the nearest libraries holding the resource.
|Jane Atwell, ERIC - Education Resources Information Center|
OCLC and Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations, have teamed up to provide greater visibility on the Web for public libraries. We've been working together since 2007, as Goodreads has referred more than 5 million Web users to WorldCat.org--which in turn refers users to their local library. Goodreads uses the WorldCat Search API to connect their titles to WorldCat.org through the "libraries" link on their site.
|Patrick Brown, Goodreads|
MindView is a a mind-mapping tool tailored to suit the needs of students in an academic environment produced by MatchWare. MindView enhances an individual’s ability to visually brainstorm, organize and present ideas. Known for its award-winning Microsoft Office integration (PC Magazine Editor’s Choice), this mind-mapping software lets users be more productive by turning ideas into action faster than ever before. Now thanks to the integration of library holdings through the WorldCat Search API, MindView also connects users to their local libraries and provides citation information for library materials, based on WorldCat data.
|Ulrik Merrild, MatchWare|
Through the OpenURL Gateway in the WorldCat Registry, RefShare “owners” can change the OpenURL link in their shared folder to point to their up-to-date WorldCat Registry information. This means that RefShare viewers, from any WorldCat-registered university, can now be directed to their full-text access. Before the OpenURL Gateway, users from outside the instiutions could not be redirected.
|Colleen Stempien, RefWorks|
Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based, document capture and document delivery software and services, has developed a software “connector” for scanning from its book scanning systems to OCLC’s Article Exchange document delivery site for completing interlibrary loan requests. Article Exchange is accessible from within WorldCat Resource Sharing and via an ILLiad add-on. Since its release in January 2012, nearly 600 libraries in 16 countries have used the tool, resulting in uploads of more than 20,000 documents each month. This cooperative development effort means that academic research and collaboration tools are getting faster, better and cheaper.
The Article Exchange document-sharing site provides a single, secure location where lending libraries can place requested documents and library users can retrieve articles or book chapters obtained for them via interlibrary loan. This site adds convenience, security and enhanced copyright compliance to article sharing through interlibrary loan. With the integration of Article Exchange into Scannx’ book scanning systems, library staff can more easily deliver documents to the people who need them in a secure, cloud-based environment.
|John C. Dexter, Scannx|
|WorldCat Deep Search adapter for Primo||
Now you can add WorldCat results to your Primo discovery service from Ex Libris. The WorldCat Deep Search adapter, available on EL Commons, lets you view your search results in WorldCat as a tabbed view. It also provides another option to expand your search to libraries worldwide, if you didn't find the items you're looking for in the local results set. The combined view provides the best of both worlds for libraries and end-users: libraries can take advantage of all OCLC member libraries loading their holdings to WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base, and end-users have an increased chance of finding the exact material they're looking for.
|Ido Peled, Ex Libris|
WriteCite.com is a site that helps undergraduate and upper secondary high school students create automatic citations online. It was founded by a university lecturer in response to the growth of internet-enabled and non-traditional information sources that still require referencing by today's students. Started in 2009, the site provides citations in APA, Harvard and MLA styles and features a free mobile version, iCite APA that is available for Apple iOS and Android devices.WriteCite provides a way to search the world’s library collections via the WorldCat Search API, as well as library lookup functionality with the WorldCat Registry API.
|Michael Hargreaves, MasterGraphics Pty Ltd|
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. Zotero uses the WorldCat Registry's OpenURL Gateway as its default resolver. In many cases, it connects automatically to the resource on your campus.
|Trevor Owens, Center for History and New Media|
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