WorldCat- Your New Friend for ILL Requests

If you’ve ever assisted a patron with an interlibrary loan request, then you know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find bibliographic information about the item that they want. The website WorldCat is a great solution. WorldCat connects you to more than 10,000 libraries worldwide and searches a number of different formats, including DVDs, CDs, and articles.  

When you open the record of an item, it lists the Author, Publisher, ISBN, and OCLC number. For DVDs, the record also lists the actors who starred in a film or TV show, which can be helpful when there are multiple records with the same title. From there, you can simply copy and paste the information into the ILL form. 

Happy searching!

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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