Top 10 road trip movies in libraries: at least 3 will surprise you!


In celebration of the road trip—a treasured summer tradition—we're featuring the Top 10 Road Trip Movies in Libraries. Take a look—at least three will surprise you! Then take a trip to your local library and check out one or more of these movies for a fun, easy and vicarious way to experience the thrill of the open road while avoiding toll booths, inopportune flat tires, never-ending vistas of orange barrels, and that annoying GPS voice (you know you want to throw your GPS out the window every time it says "recalculating" or "a u-turn when possible").

This list was generated with the May 2014 Fiction Finder database. Titles are ranked according to how widely they are held by libraries represented in WorldCat. Fiction Finder is a works-based based application that provides access to millions of works of fiction described in WorldCat records for books, eBooks, audio books, movies and television. You can search by person, place, topic, genre, character, Dewey and more.

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.

At OCLC Research, we're exploring records and mining data from WorldCat to highlight interesting and different views of the world's library collections each month. Be sure to check out our "What in the WorldCat?" page often to see what we come up with next.

For more information:

Diane Vizine-Goetz
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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