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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.

Basic Searching

Basic searching in WorldCat is much like searching with Google. It's a keyword search that will show you results containing all the words you enter. Don't worry about being too precise; you can narrow down your results later.

  1. Find a WorldCat search box.
  2. Enter keyword(s) or phrase; capitalization isn't necessary
  3. Click the Search button

Search Results

search results screen

  1. You can see how many results were discovered by WorldCat--in this case 5447
  2. The default display is Library and Relevance (see Limiting/Sorting Search Results tab for information on sorting)
  3. With Library and Relevance sorting, MJC's items display first, and then, within each library's results, items display in order of relevance
  4. Location of items (campus, section of library, and call number) and availability are displayed
  5. If the item is available online, the link appears below the cover image
  6. All formats are displayed initially (see Limiting/Sorting Search Results tab for information on limiting)