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WorldCat provides records to library holdings from around the world. Over 1.6 billion records are included in the database.

Basic Search and View Records

  • Step 1 - Start at the Library Home Page.
  • Step 2 - On the Books/Media tab, select WorldCat. The Basic Search screen will appear.
  • Step 3 - Search the database.

WorldCat Search Screen

  • Step 4 - View Records.
    • Note the tabs located above the record list indicate the number of records for different media types.
    • Each record includes a citation, the media type, a link to how many libraries have the item, and if the Stout Library has the item.
    • Not all items are available in the Stout Library.
      • Click on "Libraries Worldwide that Own Item" to see a list of libraries that can be used to request the item. Wisconsin libraries will be listed first.
      • If not owned by Stout, click on "Request from Non UW Library" to access the ILLiad form to request the item from another library (interlibrary loan).

WorldCat Result List

WorldCat Request from Another Library


Print, E-mail, or Save Article Citations

Use the Print/E-mail/Save buttons for WorldCat links whenever possible -- not the browser toolbar (ex: Internet Explorer) commands. 

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