October 2013 data update now available for the WorldCat knowledge base

The WorldCat knowledge base continues to grow with new providers and collections added monthly. The details for this month’s update are now available in the full release notes. Highlights include the addition of Palgrave as a new provider, including all of their Palgrave Connect collections; new collections from the American Psychological Association, Cairn, Credo Reference, Érudit, Informaworld (Taylor & Francis), MetaPress, Project Muse, and Royal Society of Chemistry; and the discontinuation of three collections from Scitation and two from ebrary.

  • To view all knowledge base updates for October, please go to the WorldCat knowledge base support site
  • To view knowledge base statistics and a complete list of collections available in the WorldCat knowledge base, please go to the WorldCat knowledge base collections page.

Note: The list of knowledge base resources indicates which collections are open access, which are customizable… and the percentage of items in each collection that contain an OCLC number. Items with OCLC numbers can have holdings set in WorldCat and/or can have MARC records output.

If you have questions about the WorldCat knowledge base, please contact OCLC Customer Support (U.S.) at, or 800-848-5800, or +1-614-793-8682, or vist the OCLC Support contact information page for OCLC Support in your region.