WorldCat: Frequently asked questions
Consult the guide WorldCat (catalan)
What is the OCLC?
The OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) is a cooperative of 72,035 libraries from 171 countries with the twofold objective of improving access to information and reducing the cost for libraries The CRAI of the URV joined the OCLC in May 2014 by cooperating with Worldcat Local.
What is URV Worldcat?
URV Worldcat is a single search box that provides access to the URV CRAI's resources (catalogue, electronic resources and documents from the institutional repository) and the resources from the world's library collections.
It is an extremely powerful internationalisation tool that makes the URV's resources and scientific output much more visible.
How can you access URV Worldcat?
From the CRAI website or mobile devices (urv.on.worldcat.org).
What can you find using URV Worldcat?
- More than 1.4 million articles with one-click access to the full text (when the resources are subscribed to by the URV or are open access) or the bibliographic references that enable the article to be located or ordered through the interlibrary loan service.
- More than 40 million digital items from trusted sources like Google Books and such leading digital archives and repositories as OAIster, ArchiveGrid and HathiTrust.
- More than 16 million electronic books.
- More than 33 million items that give added value to the resource (for example, indexes, front covers, summaries, etc.).
- More than 25 million books in libraries worldwide.
Other features of URV Worldcat:
OCLC and Worldcat are growing every year...
New libraries are constantly joining the OCLC and, therefore, more and more resources are available through Worldcat:
- More databases and collections
- More electronic books and more editors
- More institutional repositories and file collections
- More items with added value