[Regia-NA] World Cat--Research tool]
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Subject: [Regia-NA] World Cat--Research tool
> This was posted on an SCA list by Nancy Spies, who
> does lots of textile research for her books. She says
> "in the US", but then says it asks for zip-code,
> province, or country, so I suspect it's worth trying
> out for people in Canada and perhaps other places as
> well. They do call it "WorldCat". I live in a small
> town and rely heavily on interlibrary loan (ILL) to
> find stuff. Anything that can make the wait shorter is
> a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
> WorldCat, a program that allows you to find the
> location of a book in
> academic libraries in the US, is now available through
> Google. WorldCat gives you
> academic, university libraries, not public libraries.
> 1. Type in the title of your book in inverted commas,
> i.e. "Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean".
> 2. On the search results list, look for the entry that
> starts "Find In A Library" and go there.
> 3. You'll be asked to enter a postal code, province,
> or country. (And
> apparently it is remembered, because now I just have
> to type in the book title
> without reentering the zip code every time.)
> 4. You will then get a list of the local academic
> libraries that have that book. For example, I live
> in northern Maryland: the list of libraries that have
> the book on Italy includes ones in Maryland, DC,
> Delaware, PA, and VA.
> This is a truly awesome research tool.
> Please pass this message to everyone and anyone who
> might be interested.
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