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Put the WorldCat knowledge base to work for your library

Getting started with the WorldCat knowledge base is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Complete a knowledge base request form

Use this form to activate the WorldCat knowledge base for your institition.

2. Add local data to the knowledge base

Before you begin using the knowledge base, you will need to make a decision about the best way to add each of  your electronic collections.  Start by reviewing this chart that shows the advantages of each method, and then reference the knowledge base documentation site for additional details about the following options: 

Learn more about options for adding local data to the knowledge base.

3. Configure Settings

Now that data about your electronic collections is in the WorldCat knowledge base, the final step is to configure settings based on your local needs: 

Looking for additional knowledge base training options?   Please visit our OCLC Training Portal for options.  

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