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WorldCat Discovery

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  • Find everything you need from one search at the same time--books, videos, audio and now journal articles! 

  • No more jumping from database to catalog and back to find information.

  • Discover if the library in your neighborhood has what you need.

  • Filter your searches for faster and better results.

  • Place an online user initiated hold on an item that is checked out and be the next person to receive the material.

  • Submit Interlibrary Loan requests electronically.


We Are "Wiping Out" Those Gnarly Fines!

Surfer wiping outSince we are starting over, we thought it would be even better if you could start over with us. Any current fines (does not include bills for replacement) are being "waived".  Yes, it's true. A fresh start for everyone--including staff and faculty.

Why is WorldCat Discovery Better?


  • Conduct single versus multiple searches to find what you need.
  • Apply 21st century search techniques needed for school & work.
  • Explore the many ways to filter a search.
  • Search Open Educational Resources (OER) expanding access to online journals and books.
  • Use research tools to save search results, citations, create lists, organize resources and more.


  • Locate materials beyond our walls by simultaneously accessing collections locally and/or globally.
  • Manage your personal library account using your Madison College username and password to renew, check items you have on loan and more.
  • Submit interlibrary loan requests easier.
  • Receive improved online support through Ask A Librarian.
  • Discover our resources while using Google Scholar.


  • Find information easier and faster.
  • Discover materials in all learning formats--including journal articles.
  • Experience the flexible, dynamic and responsive user interface.
  • Place a user-initiated hold on an item that is currently checked out or at another Madison College campus.


  • Enhances the behind-the-scenes for our staff to serve you better.
  • Hosted in the cloud so less risk of access issues.
  • Provides technology improvements across the board.
  • Allows faculty, students and staff to help us build our online collections.