OCLC has added more databases and signed agreements with leading publishers and other providers to add more content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 865 million items.
WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases in a variety of formats from a variety of publishers and content providers from around the world; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; and the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.
WorldCat Local can offer users access to more than 1,600 databases and collections, and more than 614 million articles.
OCLC recently added content to the WorldCat Local central index, including:
• ABC-CLIO: World Religions: Belief, Culture and Controversy provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.
• Accessible Archives, Inc.: Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, Accessible Archives’ databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment.
• ACM: The ACM Digital Library is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles.
• Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature, and are available in print and online to individuals, institutions, and consortia throughout the world.
• Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Companions Online is the electronic version of the renowned Cambridge Companions series, covering literature, philosophy, classics, religion and cultural studies. Over 300 Companions offer lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Historical Statistics of the United States is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Lectrix is an innovative online resource which integrates selected classic works of Greek and Latin literature with commentaries from the world-renowned Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series for word-by-word, click-by-click access. Shakespeare Survey Online makes all issues of the Survey, including over 90 percent of the original images, available online for the first time.
• Gale: With over 76 million records, Business & Company Resource Center is a premier electronic information solution for all academic disciplines, business researchers and entrepreneurs.
• Genealogy Today: Genealogy Today has been publishing genealogy data and offering innovative services since 1999. This site provides time-saving resources and the latest techniques available in genealogy research.
• HAPI: The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) includes over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 60,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
In addition, the following vendor record collections are now available in WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org for libraries that subscribe to this content and have purchased MARC records from the content provider:
• Cassidy Cataloguing: Westlaw IV - Law Journals and Law Reviews, Westlaw VI - International E-treatises, and Westlaw VII - Legal Newsletters are now available through WorldCat Local.
OCLC also has recently signed agreements with the following providers to add content into WorldCat Local:
• Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology.
• The Berkeley Electronic Press: Libraries are increasingly using the Digital Commons platform to enable their faculty and students to publish open access, original scholarship. Digital Commons subscribers will now be able to select the high-value scholarly content, including library-hosted peer review journal content, they would like to make discoverable via WorldCat. The service will be available as part of the growing suite of Digital Commons publishing services, and will serve to further increase the discovery of this open access and original scholarship.
OCLC continues to negotiate access to critical library content on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most popular resources. To view a list of databases and collections from these and other publishers available through WorldCat Local, visit the website.
For more information, visit the WorldCat Local website.
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