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When should I search WorldCat?

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2016  |  51 Views

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The library’s catalog, WorldCat, is often the best place to begin your research.  By using WorldCat, you will find information about books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, selected articles, and other materials that are available in Bucknell’s library.  You will also find information about materials that are available at other libraries throughout the world.    

WorldCat allows you to limit your search to find only Bucknell's holdings or to find only certain types of materials (books, DVDs, etc.)  And if you discover a resource in WorldCat that the library does not own, you can easily request it through Interlibrary Loan using the “Request Item” button in the catalog record. 

If you are looking for scholarly articles, it is useful to search the library’s online databases in addition to WorldCat.  By searching the databases that are most commonly used within your discipline, you will find information about articles that are not listed in WorldCat. 

For help with searching WorldCat, please contact the Library Services Desk at 570.577.1462, e-mail, or contact a librarian. 

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