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Name: Locating Research Materials Using Meta-Catalogs: WorldCat
ID: m12523
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module, part of a series on performing humanities research, offers a brief introduction to WorldCat, a meta-catalog that searches the holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide. WorldCat allows you to locate resources whether or not they are held by your local library. Here, we will explore the functions of WorldCat by conducting a basic search and narrowing our search by subject and media type.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: History -- Methodology, History -- Research, TIMEA, Travelers in the Middle East Archive, WorldCat
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu)
Maintainers: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu), Lisa Spiro (lspiro@sparta.rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Dec 8, 2004 7:22 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Oct 23, 2006 4:12 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.7 Oct 23, 2006 4:12 am -0500 by Lisa Spiro
Changes:
added link

Version: 1.5 Apr 27, 2006 9:56 am -0500 by Chuck Bearden
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Added new roles.

Version: 1.4 Apr 24, 2006 3:30 pm -0500 by David Getman
Changes:
Changed title, added TIMEA link, changed summary to reflect current information from WorldCat.

Version: 1.3 Jan 4, 2005 11:33 am -0600 by David Getman
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no changes

Version: 1.2 Dec 16, 2004 5:07 pm -0600 by David Getman
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Version: 1.1 Dec 16, 2004 5:05 pm -0600 by David Getman
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