This short video shows you how to search WorldCat effectively, refine your results, create a WorldCat account and export your results to RefWorks.
Got three minutes? Watch this video on how to find library materials with WorldCat, our online catalogue.
WorldCat will link you to the Dalhousie Libraries’ catalogue, the Novanet catalogue, and also to libraries from around the world. It indexes books, articles, scholarly journals, videos, music and more!
We have lots more useful tutorials online, take a look!
WorldCat Local, the Dal Libraries’ search interface, has recently refined its format facets. You can now limit your search specifically to ebooks (as well as evideos, emaps, emusic and much more).
If you have a preference for reading on screen, want to test that new Kobo, or are just interested in exploring our ever-growing electronic book collection, narrow your search by checking the “eBook” box in the left sidebar of the WCL screen. While you’re there take a look at all the other new format options now available!
WorldCat.org now supports mobile browser views on Apple iOS and Android platforms, which means if you have those phones you no longer need to install or maintain an app. Optimization for other smartphone browsers such as Blackberry and Windows 7 Mobile as well as feature phone support is coming soon.
On worldcat.org/m you can search for library materials, see cover art (if available), e-mail a link or citations and get location-based holdings information for nearby libraries. You’ll also see map/directions, and visitor information such as hours and phone numbers. Connect directly to the library’s online catalog to see if the material is available.
Test out the site by trying some of the suggested searches and let us know what you think!
This tutorial shows you how to do a basic search with the CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) database interface, and how to read your results. The libraries have many major databases that use this platform, including Sociological Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, and PAIS International.
Check our tutorials webpage for more helpful videos!
Search the library’s online catalog in the palm of your hand!
The Dalhousie Libraries’ new online catalog, WorldCat Local, is now searchable on your mobile device. Just open the browser on your device, visit www.worldcat.org/m/ and type in what you’re searching for. The location of the nearest library with the item you want will be displayed in the search results.
If you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch user, you can also download an app from iTunes or the app store on your device. Just search “WorldCat” in the app store.
For more information, tutorials, and to check if your device is listed, visit www.worldcat.org/wcpa/content/mobile/
The Dalhousie Libraries have launched a refreshed homepage to profile new and popular services. Our page now features WorldCat Local, our new library search engine, which provides expanded Web access to local, regional and worldwide library resources. When you use WorldCat Local you will see results from Dalhousie followed by holdings in Novanet Libraries, Atlantic University Libraries and finally libraries around the world. You will also see articles from several major databases integrated in your results, all sorted by
WorldCat Local works with the Novanet interface, which you can continue to use and will see when you access services like patron account functions, placing holds, Novanet Express, and Reserves.
Also profiled on the homepage are our very popular subject LibGuides under “Subject Guides,” and our news blog. To keep up to date with library news subscribe to our blog!
We welcome your feedback on our new catalogue interface and the new look of our homepage. Please send us your comments to www.library.dal.ca/Contact/Kellogg/Reference/Comments/