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A FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscription enables use of both the WorldCat Discovery and FirstSearch interfaces (including access to the WorldCat Discovery central index).  Request a quote.

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  • Australia

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  • Canada

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  • United States

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Discover how the Massachusetts Library System efficiently finds and delivers the right items to library users across the state.

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See how the University of California, Davis empowers researchers with quick and efficient access to the resources they need worldwide.

“I use WorldCat on FirstSearch 10–15 times a day at least, sometimes more. I couldn't do my job without WorldCat on FirstSearch. The breadth of collections is unparalleled.”

Tommy Nixon
MLIS Subject Librarian for Classics, Dramatic Art, & English/Comparative Literature
Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

FirstSearch is the most powerful interface for searching WorldCat. Researchers and library staff can find and select resources in thousands of library collections with rich information from WorldCat records. FirstSearch libraries are also more visible on the popular websites where people often begin their research.

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