• Search WorldCat Local

    Search WorldCat Local

    Tutorial overview

    Shows how to do a basic keyword search and how to refine the search results. Covers the ranking of search results, the relevancy sort order and more.

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    Course Length

    8 Minutes

    Course Format



    WorldCat Local

    Subject Area

    Reference and Discovery