Multiple facet selection makes searches faster and more powerful
You might have already noticed this--it's been available for a few weeks now. But for the record, wanted to let you know...Now you can select multiple facets when you search WorldCat.org, thanks to new checkboxes in the left side "narrow by format" column in the brief results display.
Here's an example, of how it can help:
I did a search on CYBER MONDAY and got 91 items returned.
Then I refined my search by simply checking the "eBook" format checkbox, and the results went from 91 to two (2): Santa Shops on eBay and futureconsumer.com: the webolution of shopping to 2010. Interesting to note on that last title--it was written in 2001. I am curious to read it, to see how many of the predictions came true.
But wait! There's more! The terms used to describe facets have also been updated to include additional information to help you more quickly identify the items you're looking for. For example, "internet resource" has now been broken down into smaller chunks, such as "downloadable image" and "web site" (See it in the classic WorldCat developer search for "dogs.")
No go forth and search! Faster! And more powerfully.
Just in time for those final research essays of the term. Or Cyber Monday shopping. You choose!