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WorldCat Discovery

A guide to searching and navigating results in the Library's discovery layer, WorldCat Discovery.

What is WorldCat Discovery?

WorldCat Discovery is the new and improved version of the library’s discovery layer -  the search tool that allows you to search the Library's classic catalogue and database resources all at once. It searches all of the Library's print books and eBooks, thousands of articles, and videos. Additionally, it searches items that are available from other libraries, which can be requested through inter-library loan.

The library is running a trial period over the summer to smooth the transition and gradually introduce the university community to the new application. Click the red “Search WorldCat Discovery!” box on the left to launch the new tool. You can submit feedback by clicking on the grey “Send Feedback” button that appears on the bottom-right hand of the page.

WorldCat Discovery is a great starting point for your searches. However, it does not include every database the Library subscribes to. It also uses a different search algorithm than some of the Library's databases, so results in WorldCat Discovery versus a specific database may vary. To search a specific database, visit our database listings.


Databases Terms of Use