WorldCat Local adds access to more databases, collections and publishers

WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers.
May 31, 2011 - PRLog -- WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.

WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of international publishers and information providers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; and the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.

With these latest additions, libraries using WorldCat Local can now offer users access to 1,400 databases and collections, and more than 500 million articles.

This month, OCLC added databases and collections to the WorldCat Local central index, including:

•   CrossRef, which provides bibliographic data and persistent links through Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for more than 35 million journal articles and other scholarly content.
•   BioOne, which provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
•   Emerald Group Publishing, a leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including LIS, social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology.
•   SA ePublications is the most comprehensive, searchable collection of full-text electronic South African and Southern African journals in the world, provided by Sabinet.
•   BioMed Central, an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher that has pioneered the open access publishing model and includes a portfolio of 215 journals.
•   InfoSci-Books, a fully searchable database providing access to chapters from every book and reference work IGI Global has published since the year 2000, and InfoSci-Journals, a rapidly expanding full-text collection of peer-reviewed journals that focus on specialized topics in over 200 disciplines relating to technology, business, medicine and engineering.
•   LexisNexis Collection 2, LexisNexis Collection 3 and LexisNexis Collection 4, from Cassidy Cataloguing, which provides contract cataloguing to the law community.

OCLC added remote access to databases and collections to WorldCat Local from:
•   LegalTrac, a comprehensive collection of major legal publications from Gale.

OCLC continues to negotiate access to critical library content on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most popular resources. To view a full list of 1,400 databases and collections available through WorldCat Local, visit the website.

For more information, visit the WorldCat Local website.

About OCLC
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at For more information, visit
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