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Willamette Items

In the WU Worldcat catalog, items owned by Willamette University display first, then items owned by members of Summit display second, followed by any other libraries with holdings in WorldCat.

Except when ... you click on "View all editions and formats." Once you click on that option, that is no longer true; the first titles displayed may be held only by WorldCat libraries.  You may limit the search to Summit libraries by selecting "Summit" in the Search Limit box in the green bar at top.


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WU WorldCat Searching

 Basic Searching is a great way to start your research when you are just beginning to explore your topic.  The Basic Search screen is similar to what you see in the WU WorldCat Local search box as it appears on the WU library homepage.  The default search setting is for all formats, but you can change this by simply clicking on the dropdown box.  You can use keywords alone or together when searching in the Basic Search mode.

  • Click here to watch a short video on Basic Searching.

Advanced Searching offers more detailed options for your search.  Here you can limit to specific authors, keywords, year, format, language, and more.  To get to the Advanced Search screen, click on the hyperlink located below the Main Search box.

  • Click here to watch a short video on Advanced Searching.


Look below for some basic information on using WU WorldCat.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact a librarian!

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Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209