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Discover what you can see with “OCLC WorldCat Discovery”, Library and IT’s new Integrated Library System!

Library and IT is proud to present its new integrated library system: OCLC WorldCat Discovery, fully launched in January 2019!  This new system has the capability of searching great resources: not only books, print periodicals, DVDs, ejournals, ebooks, and other digital resources that are located or accessible in the Myrin Library, but also books and other materials located worldwide in other libraries - all in one search!  The world of scholarly resources is truly at your fingertips now!  This integrated library system is much more robust than the first automated library system that was installed at Myrin Library in June, 1988. The first automated library system only contained bibliographic records for the print books and other materials at Myrin Library, that were originally located in the library’s card catalog. 30 years later, the new library system, OCLC WorldCat Discovery, now enables the Ursinus community to easily search the library on campus and beyond for scholarly materials pertinent to their research in one spot, with easy access to the Interlibrary Loan request form if materials need to be borrowed from other libraries.

OCLC WorldCat Discovery is found on the library’s website by either doing an initial search on the tab “Everything” to search UC Resources, or by clicking onto the “Library Catalog” in the Quick Links section.  To learn more, Ursinus students are welcome to contact the Ursinus librarians and staff for help navigating OCLC WorldCat Discovery while seeking resources for their papers.  Ursinus faculty and staff are invited to attend a Library and IT Lunch & Learn about OCLC WorldCat Discovery on February 15, 2019 at noon in Wismer’s Bear’s Den. Happy searching with OCLC WorldCat Discovery!