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How to access the OAIster database

OAIster database

A freely-accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at You can search the millions of metadata records in the OAIster database here.

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OAIster records are fully accessible through, and are included in search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide in WorldCat and other content collections included in


The OAIster database is searchable on the OCLC FirstSearch service, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases.

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