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Use WorldCat Discovery

What is WorldCat Discovery?

  • WorldCat Discovery is an online search tool that allows you to search Killam Library's catalog while connecting to an additional 1.7 billion library resources around the world.
  • Search for items in a variety of formats, including books, videos, music, and articles.
  • Use search filters to narrow your search results by format, date, language, and more.

 Searching WorldCat Discovery

  • Enter search terms in the search box. 
  • View list of search results to confirm relevance of results.
  • Filter results by format or date by clicking on desired format or dates in filter panel on left side of page.

 Retrieving the Item

  • Select an item of interest (book, article, video, etc.) from your results list and note if it is a physical item or an online, electronic item.
  • Click on “View Online” to retrieve full text or online program if it is an online resource, e.g. eBook or eVideo.
  • Note Availability (e.g. Not checked out), Collection (e.g. General Collection) and Call Number (e.g. F1219 .S1316 1969) if it is a physical item (print book, DVD, etc.)
  • Use Call Number to find the physical item on the shelf.

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