WorldCat® Discovery Services documentation

Getting started

All other documentation

Staff accounts
See the document on how to create staff accounts. If your library does not have a WorldCat Discovery URL, please see Ordering. Need help? Contact Order Services.

To edit roles or to disable a staff account, see how to manage accounts via the WorldShare interface, Admin tab.


Set up linking from search results to your OPAC
Instructions on how to configure Deep OPAC links

Add a WorldCat Discovery search box to any webpage
Use the following links to copy the html shown in the document
  Example A: Basic search box;
  Example B: With limiters for databases or subject/group;
  Example C: For specific databases

OCLC Service Configuration guide
Complete guide to the administrative modules in Service Configuration

Searching in your Discovery interface
Basic and advanced searching and using WorldCat Discovery interface features
Limit your search to specific databases, get perma-links, and more

Searching in WorldCat Discovery, quick guide
Use expert searching and note differences from FirstSearch

Item bibliographic data
See the fields of item bibliographic data shown for items in the Discovery interface

Searching WorldCat indexes
Query syntax and index labels available for expert searching

Resource sharing options
Resource sharing customizations. (See the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan support pages for more information):
  --Customize your request button for resource sharing
  --Customize your patron request form

Settings for options
Getting started with options

Instructions for libraries that added options. See the product page for more information

Collections and content

Databases available in WorldCat Discovery  

See which of your subscription databases you can add to your metasearch content.

WorldCat knowledge base collections

You have the option to surface full-text links in your Discovery interface to your subscription e-resources. Add collection metadata to your knowledge base via WorldShare Collection Manager, Metadata tab. Find the request form on the Collection Manager support page.

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