January 17, 2022

"WorldCat Local offers more content from leading publishers"

From an OCLC Announcement:

Databases recently added to the WorldCat Local central index include:

  • American Psychological Association:  PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES
  • Alternative Press Center:  Alternative Press Index, Alternative Press Index Archive

Content providers that will soon add databases to the WorldCat Local central index include:

  • Accessible Archives
  • Oxford University Press
  • Taylor & Francis
  • CABI
  • OECD
  • Sabinet
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Databases now available in WorldCat Local through remote access:

  • Gale:  Contemporary Authors, ¡Informe!, Making of Modern Law, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • EBSCO:  ATLA Religion Database ™ with ATLASerials ™ , PsycEXTRA, PsycINFO
  • H. W. Wilson:  Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982, Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective

WorldCat Local now offers vendor record sets from:

  • ProQuest:  ProQuest U. S. Executive Branch Documents, 1910-1932
  • ProQuest:  Gerritsen Collection of Women’s History, 1543-1945 (six collections in varying formats)
  • Cassidy Cataloguing:  Lexis I – E-treatises

The WorldCat Local search experience also grows richer with the ongoing addition of article-level metadata to WorldCat.org. When this metadata is added to WorldCat.org, it is automatically made part of WorldCat Local. Article-level metadata for the following resources have been added recently to WorldCat.org:

  • ISIS Current Bibliography of the History of Science
  • Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.