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Databases available through FirstSearch
FirstSearch provides access to databases that help to expand your library’s collection.
NEW! Use the new Open Access Content database to find items in leading open content sources
Genealogical research aids
FirstSearch serves as an excellent way to delve into WorldCat® for genealogical history. There’s no deeper catalog than WorldCat to find historic newspapers, church histories, wills, manuscripts, maps, and other important documents in libraries.
Locate and request exactly what you need from near or far
Discover how the Massachusetts Library System efficiently finds and delivers the right items to library users across the state.
Find precisely what you’re looking for without distraction
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.”
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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20 October 2022
Introduction to the new WorldCat.org
15 September 2022