OCLC Research identifies top ten alien abduction items in libraries in honor of Extraterrestrial Abduction Day


In acknowledgement of Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, a new festivity observed on 20 March, we’ve identified the top ten most widely held alien abduction item in libraries.

This list was generated from the OCLC WorldCat database on 19 March 2013 based on the number of items with the subject heading "alien abduction" held by OCLC member libraries.

View the list and read Roy Tennant's Happy Extraterrestrial Abduction Day! blog post for a link to his top recommended alien abduction item. For even more suggestions about alien abduction items that can be borrowed from libraries, see what FictionFinder suggests.

WorldCat is the world’s largest and most comprehensive catalog of library resources from around the world, with more than 314 million bibliographic records that represent more than 2 billion items held by participating libraries, including books, movies, music, e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals, digital collections and more. Because of its scale, WorldCat can be used to represent a large part of the scholarly and cultural record.

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Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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