Results tagged “Advanced Search” from WorldCat Blog

Do you ever need something more advanced than "Advanced Search"? Here are a few of the two-letter codes (called index labels) that also work in the search box:
kw: keyword
au: author
bc: BC year
de: descriptor
dd: Dewey Decimal Classification number
ge: genre, like a novel
isbn: the ten-digit number for a book
issn: the eight-digit number for a magazine or journal
mt: material type, like a DVD
pb: publisher, like Ballantine
ti: title
yr: year of publication

Get the whole list from the OCLC Web site.

New features in June


Last week we updated you on the WorldCat Identities integration enhancement, and you might be interested in a few other enhancements as well:

advancedsearch.jpgUpdates to Advanced Search
Advanced Search has been streamlined and updated in anticipation of the single-search access to your library's OCLC eContent on, coming this summer.

There are now three dropdown boxes that contain index choices such as OCLC number (also called Accession Number), Author, ISBN, ISSN, Keyword, Title and Subject.

publicprivate.jpgPrivacy settings now easier to spot respects your privacy, and now it's even easier to tell at a glance which items you've marked as public or private. Individual items such as favorite libraries, lists and saved searches are now marked with a red circle to indicate private, or a blue parentheses for public. Make any privacy updates from your profile page by clicking on each area's summary section header.

Each month we work on making the site more valuable and easier to use.