Tools for avid readers

OCLC Research offers a few tools for avid readers:

Bookmarklets—Quick as pressing a button, you can learn whether your library has a book. Click the "Find it @Your Local Library" icon to find OCLC Top 1000 books at your own library. Drag and drop a "Find it @ Your Local Library" bookmarklet to find books at your local library that you located in Amazon, and identify whether your library has books listed in your AmazonRSS feed. There are additional tools here as well...like finding books you've located in WorldCat.

FictionFinder—Find more of your favorite type of fiction. You can search by place (New Orleans, for example); by genre (fantasy); by character (Stephanie Plum), and more. When you find an item you are interested in, you can then learn whether your library has it.

DeweyBrowser—The DeweyBrowser is a prototype system for searching and browsing millions of WorldCat® records classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification® (DDC®) system. The interface is available in English, French, German, and Spanish, and users can navigate the DDC Summaries in several languages (See DDC Summaries). In addition to its multilingual capabilities, the Dewey Browser incorporates such characteristics as tag clouds, faceted searching and navigation, and flexible sorting and display options.

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