Connect your users to the information they need.
Connect your library to the world.
Search WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database
Identify resources at your library and in the collections of the world’s libraries. Library users and staff use WorldCat Discovery to search the WorldCat database of electronic, digital and physical resources; to identify materials they need and to find out where they are available.
Expand your collection
You can discover more than 1.9 billion electronic, digital and physical resources with access to WorldCat and a central index that represents more than 2,200 e-content collections from providers such as Gale, ProQuest, Elsevier, Springer and others.
Simplify your search
A new, mobile-ready discovery interface provides consolidated access to your electronic, physical and digital collections through a single search. Staff-specific features, such as MARC views, support streamlined reference workflows.
Borrow, buy or connect to full text
Staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options: link directly to full text, link to your OPAC, borrow from another library or buy items directly from content sellers. Users connect to full text through built-in link resolution and an A to Z list when you have holdings in the WorldCat knowledge base. Interlibrary loan staff can use the full-featured searching and integrated ILL request button in WorldCat Discovery.
Be visible where users start their search
WorldCat Discovery connects users back to your library from WorldCat.org™ and more than 50 popular consumer websites, such as Google, Goodreads and Wikipedia, when your library uses an OCLC Cataloging Subscription to represent its collections in WorldCat.
Search in one place for resources worldwide
Learn how librarians at John Cabot University improved access to resources from both their libraries and libraries worldwide.
Exceed your users' search expectations
Discover how Dakota State University made their library's collections easier for students, faculty and staff to search.
"WorldCat Discovery is the most effective platform for managing and accessing health sciences e-resources. We transitioned the entire LSHSL collection from print to electronic using WorldCat Discovery."
Assistant Director of Systems, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University
"I use WorldCat 10 - 15 times a day at least, sometimes more. I couldn't do my job without WorldCat. The breadth of collections is unparalleled."
MLIS Subject Librarian for Classics, Dramatic Art, & English/Comparative Literature, Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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02 December 2015
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