What is OCLC FirstSearch?
FirstSearch is an online service that gives library and education professionals access to a rich collection of reference databases. With FirstSearch, materials in your library collection can be identified in search results, facilitating interlibrary loan and helping to connect your users with the information they need.
What is WorldCat First search?
FirstSearch is a proven and highly trusted tool that empowers anyone to find the authoritative content they need in every format from worldwide library collections. FirstSearch delivers the precise, full-featured WorldCat searching that library staff and researchers value.
Is OCLC Connexion free?
OCLC offers software downloads for several products as well as free browser plug-ins for access to library collections on the Web.
What does OCLC stand for?
Online Computer Library Center
OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes cooperation among libraries worldwide.
How do you use OCLC Connexion?
1 Click Windows Start > Programs > OCLC Connexion, or click the client icon on the desktop: . 2 Click File > Logon, or click , or press . 3 Enter your OCLC authorization and password, and click OK or press .
What is the difference between FirstSearch and WorldCat?
Choose FirstSearch if the primary need is for specific, precise searching of WorldCat. Choose WorldCat Discovery to provide users with single-search access to your library’s resources, including licensed content collections.
What is the use of OCLC?
OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes cooperation among libraries worldwide. More than 54,000 libraries in 109 countries use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve print and electronic library materials.
How do I find an OCLC number?
Search for items
- In the left panel, click Discover Items.
- To search by barcode, scan the barcode or type the barcode into the Enter barcode box. If you type the number, click Go or press .
- To search for items, type your search term(s) in the text box.
- Click Search or press .
What is the difference between WorldCat and OCLC?
OCLC makes WorldCat itself available free to libraries, but the catalog is the foundation for other subscription OCLC services (such as resource sharing and collection management). WorldCat is used by librarians for cataloging and research and by the general public.
What does OCLC number mean?
OCLC Control Number
The OCLC Control Number is a unique, sequentially assigned number associated with a record in WorldCat. The number is included in a WorldCat®record when the record is created. The OCLC Control Number can be found in MARC fields 001, 019, and 035 as follows.