OCLC has released WorldCat® Discovery Services, the new way to search WorldCat® wihich provides access to more than 1.8 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world through a single search of WorldCat and a central index that represents more than e-contentmore than 2,100 e-content collections. It will eventually replace the FirstSearch® and WorldCat® Local services.

WorldCat Discovery is only available as an unlimited subscription. You may continue to use the per-search searches in your account until access to FirstSearch ends on December 31, 2015. You may exchange unused searches for credit on your OCLC account and use it toward the purchase of WorldCat Discovery Services options or other OCLC services.

  • Subscription: An annual subscription to the databases you select
  • Per-search: Purchasing in blocks of 500 searches

Your OCLC representative can help you determine the level of access (simultaneous logons from your library to OCLC FirstSearch, ranging from 1 to unlimited) that your library will need, as well as the databases your library's users will want.

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