WorldCat Local

What is WorldCat Local?

WorldCat Local is a new way to discover library materials that includes the following features in our online catalog:

  • a single search box (a la Google)
  • the ability to refine searches on-the-fly by multiple parameters
  • relevance ranking
  • federated search integration
  • visibility to materials in other libraries

Visit our WorldCat Local How-To page for a brief demo.

What is in WorldCat Local?

The primary and featured information source in WorldCat Local is our online library catalog, as well as records for online journals and other electronic data sources. WorldCat Local will link to available full text articles, and will include a button to submit an interlibrary loan request for materials we do not own.

How do I use WorldCat Local?

Using WorldCat Local is as simple as using an Internet search engine. Just type in terms or words that you are researching and your results will be returned. You can limit your search using facets which appear on the left side of the page.