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New Full text limiter in WorldCat Local

WorldCat Local users can now limit their searches and result sets to full-text articles. The new full text limiter, along with the limit to peer-reviewed content added in June, will help searchers find the content they need from over 533 million articles available through the WorldCat Local service.

Both limiters can be used when searching all centrally indexed databases with article content, except for WorldCat. A future enhancement will add the full text limiter to WorldCat records and expand the limiter to e-books.

The full text limiter limits to full text provided by a WorldCat Local library as indicated by its holdings in the WorldCat knowledge base. Use of the WorldCat knowledge base is included in OCLC Cataloging subscriptions.

Using the full text limiter

The full text limiter is available on the results screen and on the Advanced Search screen in WorldCat Local, as shown in the examples below.

Full text limit in WorldCat Local search box
screenshot: Full text limit in WorldCat Local search box

Refining your search on search results
screenshot: Refining your search on search results

Advanced search
screenshot: Advanced search

Turning on the full text limiter

To use the full text limiter, staff at WorldCat Local libraries must add their local holdings data to the WorldCat knowledge base and enable access to the knowledge base under My in the Full Text and Open Access section of OCLC Service Configuration. Additional information about configuring this access is provided in the WorldCat Local User Support Center.