We’re happy to announce the launch of WorldCat Local Quickstart at CCSU. The new service can be accessed at the URL http://burrittlibrary.worldcat.org or from the library home page (under worldcat). Remote authentication is not required. The new interface replaces the version on the FirstSearch platform and includes over 60 million article citations from ArticleFirst, the British Library, ERIC, JSTOR and others.
The WorldCat database has grown tremendously in recent years with the addition of bibliographic data from the RLIN database, harvesting of digital collections, and the inclusion of article citations. Our implementation of WorldCat is similar to the worldcat.org website but customized for CCSU with the addition of real-time item availability from CONSULS, the ability to place holds, and links to services such as ILL and full-text article availability. We hope you like the new version!