|Coverage and Frequency|
|Records date from about 1000 A.D. to the present., New records are added daily.|
WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) contains more than 43 million bibiographic records for items held in libraries around the world. This database is essentially a computerizedcard catalog, containing descriptions of books and other materials and identifying libraries that own them. More than 400 languages are represented, and just about anything one might think of -- from cuneiform tablets to Microsoft's latest version of Windows to a GutenburgBible to Daniel Webster's socks -- can be found in its records.
WorldCat records tell libraries and library users wha tinformation is out there and where to find it. Through interlibrary loan, libraries can often borrow a needed item from a library that owns it. Since WorldCat contains the merged catalogs of libraries around the world, it is a vast treasure trove of information.
McGill Holdings are up to date through November 2002.
*Does not include individual article titles in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.
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