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News, tutorials, and tips for using Worldcat UMD.

Finding a Copy Online

Find a copy online
In this section you may find a Find-it button, links labeled “View Full Text,” and links to specific Web sites under “Links to this journal/publication.” The way the links are presented depends on various behind-the-scenes decisions. You might even get two links that go to the same place. Try them all.

Find A Copy Online

Find a Copy of in the Library : UMCP and Partners

Find a copy in the library: UMCP and Partners
Here you will get the holdings info from Aleph: branch library, call number, whether it’s on the shelf, and OPAC notes if present. If we or another USMAI library have the item, you will also get the Request Item button, which works the same as the one in Aleph. If we do NOT own the item you will get the Request through Interlibrary Loan button instead, which will route you through the regular ILL system. The University System of MD & Partners box is down a ways but works the same as UMCP so no screenshot is included.

Find a Print Copy

WorldCat (Find it in Libraries Globally)

WorldCat (Find it in libraries globally)
Finally, you can see which other libraries own the item

Find a Copy Worldwide

A few things about finding globally:

a.    Results are sorted by proximity to your current location. You can enter a different location if you like.
b.    The default in this screen is to show you all editions. This can be confusing if you are interested in a specific edition. You might see a local library has the item and you get excited but then realize WCUMD was referring to a different edition and not the one you want. (I speak from experience!) You might also see something that UMD does not own according to the box above but when you go to Worldwide libraries it says we do have it and that is because it’s guiding you to other editions. **If you know you only want the specific edition, you need to click just this edition**
c.    Don’t forget, if we do not own the item, the user will get the button to request through interlibrary loan