The OAIster® database

How to access the OAIster database

OAIster database

A freely-accessible site for searching only OAIster records allows you to search the millions of metadata records in the OAIster database.

Learn more about the OAIster database, including indexes and examples.


OAIster records are fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and are included in WorldCat.org search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide in WorldCat and other content collections included in WorldCat.org.


The OAIster database is searchable on the OCLC FirstSearch service, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases.

If you have questions about searching via FirstSearch, more information is available on the FirstSearch support page.

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