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NCompass Live: Introduction to WorldCat - What is it and how can it help me do my job? - Recorded Online Session 

OCLC's WorldCat database is an essential tool of librarians around the world. If you're not a regular user of WorldCat through FirstSearch, and aren't familiar with its value, then this session is for you. Join Susan Knisely, the NLC’s Online Services Librarian, and learn how to:
  • Search for a known item (e.g., perform an author/title search)
  • Limit a search to just juvenile (or non-juvenile) material
  • Limit a search to just fiction (or non-fiction) material
  • Limit a search by document type
  • Identify nearby libraries that own items of interest
  • Search for books on a particular topic (e.g., perform a subject search)
Special emphasis will be placed on using WorldCat to identify items to purchase or request through interlibrary loan to meet patrons' information needs.

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  • Class Format
    Recorded Online Session
    Date Recorded Length
    4/7/2010 58 minutes
    No Charge
    Susan Knisely
    CE Hours
    For Further Information Sponsor
    Christa Burns
    402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
    Nebraska Library Commission