FirstSearch Overview

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Course Overview

FirstSearch offers a robust searching experience for WorldCat and other databases. In this session, we explore these search capabilities and demonstrate how to use indexes, limiters, and other techniques to obtain optimal search results.

This course does not provide directions for customizing FirstSearch. For this information, please consult the documentation, Managing FirstSearch and the Administrative Module Reference Guide, found on the FirstSearch support site.


This course is for library staff who want to refresh their searching skills in FirstSearch or those who are new to the service and want to explore the functionality available within it.

Closed captioning

Closed captioning is available in the US upon request with 5 business days' notice.

Cancellation policy

In the event of low attendance, OCLC may cancel a training session. In this situation, registrants will be notified by email in advance of the session.



Course Provider

OCLC Training

Course Length

1 Hour

Course Format

Live Online