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WorldCat: Discover Information at the MJC Library

Learn to use the library's discovery tool to search for books, videos, magazines, and reserve items at MJC and around the world.

What Is WorldCat?

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The short answer:

WorldCat is the library's catalog where you can search for books, movies, and music. You will also find articles from many of our databases here.

The long answer:

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library-based content and services. It is a "master" catalog of library materials. This discovery tool is a way for you to find a book, video, or other item and see if MJC or another library owns the item.

  • WorldCat's faceted browsing options allow you to easily refine your searches.
  • It can search multiple sources at once, so with a single search you can find books, videos, and even articles in our research databases.
  • Our interlibrary loan service is integrated with WorldCat so you can easily request items from other libraries.
  • Social networking tools allow you to create and share lists, write reviews, rate items and more. You can create a personal account to save searches, create lists, and track your tags and reviews.

Accessing WorldCat

You have two options.

  1. Go to
  2. Use the search box on MJC Library's home page

What Is In WorldCat?

The types of items you can find in WorldCat include:

  • Print books
  • eBooks
  • Articles from newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Dissertations
  • Images
  • Audiobooks
  • Web sites

What Is NOT In WorldCat?

  • Some of the databases MJC subscribes to (Gale's Psychology Collection, Facts on File, possibly others)
  • A few unique items such as computer cables and mice
  • Materials on order