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What is WorldCat Local?

WorldCat Local searches for books, articles, videos, and other items from UofL Libraries and many other libraries, all at the same time.

Use the tip sheets, tutorials, and other materials on this guide to learn more about how to search WorldCat Local.


WorldCat Local Facts & Figures

Included in WorldCat Local are the 172 million records created by libraries globally for the materials they hold, including items in 470+ languages from 112 countries.  Also included are 73 million citations to articles from these databases:

  • ArticleFirst (articles from a wide range of journals in all subjects)
  • British Library Serials
  • ERIC (education)
  • MEDLINE (medicine and health)
  • GPO (U.S. government publications).
  • Elsevier article citations from ScienceDirect and Scopus
  • JSTOR article citations
  • Future additions of citations from MLA and H.W. Wilson databases

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Basic Seaching in UofL WorldCat Local

Learn the basics of WorldCat Local in 2 minutes!

Online Tutorials

  • Basic Search Tutorial
    Shows how to do a basic keyword search and how to refine the search results. Covers the ranking of search results, the relevancy sort order, and more.
  • Advanced Search Tutorial
    Shows how to use the Advanced Search screen. Includes command line searching, Boolean operators, wildcards, truncation, and more.

Article Databases

In addition to several article databases searched by default such as JSTOR and Medline, WorldCat Local allows for cross-searching in the following popular databases. To add one or more of these databases to your search, go to the Advanced Search screen.

  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier

  • ProQuest Current Databases


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