WorldCat Search Page
August 10, 2006 at 10:40 AM
It happens all of the time when you’re cite-checking or researching a paper. You need to track down a book or a periodical, and it isn’t in the Santa Clara collections. You’ve tried LINK+, and you haven’t come up with anything. You want to figure out if the item is available at another area library, but how do you do that quickly and easily without searching each library’s online catalog separately? If you find yourself in this position, try the new WorldCat search page. It allows you to search for books, journals, videos and magazines using the title, subject, or author from a free, simple search engine page. For example, if you want to find books about former Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, just enter her name in the search box. Your search will automatically pull up books written by Justice O’Connor as well. When you see the item that you want, click on it, then enter your zip code in the "Enter Location Information" box. You’ll receive a list of area libraries that have your item, and it will even tell you how far away each library is from your zip code. You can find more detailed information about the WorldCat search page on the WorldCat "Learn More" page.