Newly Available Search Tools
OCLC, the service most libraries in the US use for cataloging, has made several search databases available to the users through ELM the Electronic Library for Minnesota. These are very specific to type of material.
- OCLC PapersFirst OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
- OCLC ProceedingsFirst An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.
- OCLC WorldCat Dissertations and Theses database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat
These databases search OCLC for materials catalogued by libraries of the following types: Conference Papers, Proceedings of Conferences, and Dissertations and Theses. Millions of records. These databses are generally to locate materials for interlibrary loan.