Just getting started?
See our getting started guide for quick directions for first-time logon, customizing FirstSearch for your library, and more.
See Troubleshooting for frequently asked questions about FirstSearch.
How to monitor your usage
The WorldCat Services Administrative Module includes a link to view your usage statistics. These valuable reports help you plan for and justify expenditures and evaluate which databases are searched most often.
Manage the total FirstSearch experience
The FirstSearch administrative module is your control panel for enabling various FirstSearch options, such as article purchases and links to Interlibrary Loan. Consult Managing the OCLC FirstSearch service and the Administrative Module reference guide when you’re ready to customize your FirstSearch account, or contact OCLC about making changes for your group or consortium. For fast answers to common questions, review frequently asked questions about managing FirstSearch.
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Frequently used documentation
- FirstSearch databases in detail
- Managing the OCLC FirstSearch service
- Administrative Module reference guide
- Administrative Module direct links
- Creating deep links to your library's online catalog (OPAC)