Visit the FirstSearch Web site, which is updated frequently. It includes service overviews and news, documentation, support, and information about FirstSearch databases and Electronic Collections Online journals.
Subscribe to the OCLC Internet lists that distribute FirstSearch news. FIRSTSEARCH-L provides announcements and information about FirstSearch. Z39.50FS-L provides news about Z39.50 access to FirstSearch databases.
Log on to FirstSearch using your FirstSearch authorization number and service password to use it. The temporary password in your FirstSearch welcome letter is your initial service password.
Log on to the administrative module using your FirstSearch authorization number and administrative password. The temporary password in the welcome letter is your initial administrative password. For more information about using the administrative module, see Use the WorldCat Services Administrative Module.
Try the practice databases. You do not need your FirstSearch authorization and password to use them.
For instructions about using FirstSearch and for the latest information about available features and databases, use online help and news in FirstSearch and online help in the administrative module. Online help is context sensitive; each FirstSearch screen has a help button you can click to view related help topics. Help appears in a separate, smaller window that overlays the service or module window so you can view both windows simultaneously. Also, you can click Find Help Topics in any help window to search online help to find the information you need.
Contact your regional network or service center in the USA, your international division or distributor, or OCLC to learn more about the FirstSearch information, training, and planning advice they can provide. They know your library's needs and can help you get the most out of FirstSearch. Contact your regional service provider to learn more about the FirstSearch information, training, and planning advice they can provide.
Consult FirstSearch online documentation and printed documentation. Online documentation is updated more frequently than printed documentation.