How does WorldCat differ from the old “Classic Catalog”?

The Classic Catalog was a listing of books, e-books, media, journal titles, and other items in the AUS Library’s collection.

The Classic Catalog allowed:

  • Precise field searching e.g. author, title, call number
  • Browse by subject heading
  • Access to MyLibraryRecord
  • Access to Course Reserves

WorldCat is the new listing of the AUS Library’s collection of books, e-books, media, journal titles and other materials. WorldCat searches all of these materials as well as scholarly articles found through our online database collection. It allows for quick keyword searches that will tell you what the library has on a topic or if we have a particular title.

WorldCat combines the functionality of the old Classic Catalog with many of the additional search features offered by Summon.

WorldCat allows:

  • Precise field searching e.g. author, title, call number
  • Limit by topic or subject heading
  • Access to Your Library Account
  • Access to Course Reserves
  • Search articles, limiting to scholarly and/or full-text online
  • Search beyond the AUS Library’s collection
  • Relevance ranking of all search results

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