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WorldCat Local August 18, 2009

Posted by mplibrary in @ your library.

WorldCatNew this semester is our link to WorldCat Local where you can search WorldCat AND our TWC library catalog at the same time:
TWC’s books and articles will appear first in your search results, followed by books and articles we don’t have here but which you could request from another library if you need to.
For TWC books, WorldCat Local will show you the call number and whether or not the book is checked out. Articles will link back to our databases the same way things do in Tennessee Electronic Library. You can even request a book from another library right from that book’s page in WorldCat.

Plus, you can get a free login that will allow you to make a list of favorites, add tags, write reviews, make lists and save them, and even add us as a favorite library.

Our favorite new toy is the list of recently added books. This updates when new books are completely cataloged and ready to go. You can also sign up for the update feed to be sent to your RSS reader.

Some things are not in WorldCat local: a few of our e-book collections and other database holdings. These include:
ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
Credo Reference
Wiley Interscience E-Books
Springer E-Books
Naxos Music Library
Evans Early American Imprints 1639 – 1800
North American Womens Letters and Diaries
American Civil War Letters and Diaries
Early Encounters in North America

So- just be aware that you may need to search our online library catalog to ensure that records for the above collections appear in your search.

Give WorldCat Local a try and leave us your comments! How does it compare with searching our online catalog alone? Which do you like better and why?

More soon about using e-books from off campus in WorldCat Local and other issues.



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