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MAT Student Research Help: WorldCat

Catalog Search Tips

When searching the library catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

- Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.

- Refine your searches by adding keywords.

- Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.

- Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.





When the materials you want are not available in the Library Catalog or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • WorldCat lists library holdings throughout the nation
  • Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days



Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Items in WorldCat can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

  • ILL is a separate account from Prospector.