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FirstSearch and WorldCat Resource Sharing Now Support IE7

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FirstSearch and WorldCat Resource Sharing now support both IE6 and IE7. OCLC has completed testing and all problems discovered have been resolved.

FirstSearch settings

However when using IE7 for FirstSearch, you will need to modify your pop-up settings. You can update the pop-up blocker so that wanted sites are listed as trusted sites. For FirstSearch, that would be the FirstSearch website and also RefWorks, if RefWorks is used for export.

To allow pop-ups from FirstSearch or from RefWorks (if you are using RefWorks for exporting records) the following changes are needed. In IE, go to: Tools / Popup Blocker / Popup Blocker Settings. Then in the area labeled Allowed Sites, enter *.oclc.org. If RefWorks is being used, add *.refworks.com also.

Make sure the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone is unchecked, otherwise you will get a warning Sites added to this zone must use the https:// prefix. If you get that message, uncheck the required server verification and enter *.oclc.org again.

Next click on Close and OK to exit the menu and close the browser. Now when you open your browser you will find export to RefWorks and other features work.

You may also found it useful to set your security option lower. See instructions below.

WorldCat Resource Sharing settings

For WorldCat Resource Sharing, you will need to modify your security settings in your browser and add oclc.org as a trusted site. Below are complete instructions for changing the security settings in IE7.

For IE6 the default setting for “Security Level for this Zone” is LOW, so users of IE6 only need to complete the second task of adding oclc.org as a trusted site.

First, close down all active applications (including Outlook, Word, and all instances of IE, etc.).

Open your browser.

Security settings for IE7

Select the following options:

  • Click on the TOOLS menu
  • Open INTERNET OPTIONS
  • Go to the SECURITY TAB
  • Click on the TRUSTED SITES icon
  • Change "Security Level for this Zone" to LOW with the Slider Bar (Default Level is Medium)
    o LOW IS THE PREFERRED SETTING, but MEDIUM LOW will work
  • Next select the SITES button and add *.oclc.org to the trusted sites.
  • Make sure the “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone” is UNCHECKED
  • If the box is checked when you enter *.oclc.org in the trusted sites, you will get a warning "Sites added to this zone must use the https:// prefix.” This prefix assures a secure connection."
    o Click on the OK button
    o UNCHECK the box
    o Add again.
  • Click on CLOSE
  • Click on OK to exit from menu
  • Close your browser
  • Open your browser

Adding *.oclc.org as a trusted site for IE7 and IE6

  • Click on the TOOLS menu
  • Open INTERNET OPTIONS
  • Open on the SECURITY tab
  • Click on the TRUSTED SITES icon (green)
  • Click on SITES button
  • Enter: *.oclc.org in the "Add this Web site to the zone" box
  • Unclick the server verification / https: requirement
  • Click ADD
  • Click OK to close the Trusted Sites window
  • Click OK to close Internet Options window

Continue your work.

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