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All About WorldCat: What is WorldCat?

An overview of our online catalogue and search tool.

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is a catalogue and research tool that allows you to search across all BGU library holdings at the same time: the books and other physical materials we keep in the Library as well as the various online journals, databases and e-books to which we subscribe. You can also use it to search the collections of other libraries that use WorldCat.

For printed resources WorldCat shows how many copies we have and where to look for them, whereas full-text online materials can be immediately opened and viewed onscreen. 

You also use WorldCat to login and monitor your library account, renew loans and place and monitor holds.  Additional features include the ability to create lists of, and add tags to, the resources listed in WorldCat.

NB. WorldCat searches all of the physical resources held in the Library, but only some of the online databases to which the Library subscribes.  Those databases not searched by WorldCat must be accessed separately from our Databases A-Z page.  To see which databases are and aren't included in WorldCat searches go to Databases A-Z, click on the Database Types drop-down box and  select either Searchable via WorldCat or Not searchable via WorldCat.  Find out lots more about online resources in our Online Resources LibGuide.