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WorldCat Discovery: Open Access search

WorldCat Discovery: Open Access search

The Albertsons Library upgraded its catalog to WorldCat Discovery. Library users will benefit from an improved interface with new features that allow for ease of use when navigating between one result and the full results listing and quick, responsive searches on mobile devices. Each record has a helpful set of options, especially the ability to cite the source without leaving the results page and a permanent URL (PURL) to the item.

At the bottom of the results in WorldCat Discovery you have the option to cite; link; email; or save

Users will still be able to place requests and holds and easily narrow searching from items in all of the world’s libraries that use WorldCat/OCLC resources, to only items that Albertsons Library owns.

Another exciting option is the ability to filter by openly available content from the Advanced Search option or the search results page:

Open Access filter in left hand navigation in WorldCat Discovery
The “Open Access” filter brings content under the broader open environment that include open access (OA) articles and open educational resources (OER) from sources like JSTOR Open Access Books and JSTOR Open Access Journal Collection; Public Library of Science (PLOS); Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); SciELO Journals; HathiTrust Digital Library, and many more.

WorldCat Discovery users can also access DOI full-text open content via Unpaywall. Unpaywall monitors over “50,000 unique online content hosting locations, including Gold OA journals, Hybrid journals, institutional repositories, and disciplinary repositories.”

If you have any questions about WorldCat Discovery please let us know!

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