UK Libraries Launches Improved WorldCat Search System

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2014) — University of Kentucky Libraries’ local WorldCat search system has an improved user interface.   

"With the goal of creating a better user experience, the improved user interface is a cleaner version of the previous one," said systems librarian Tari Keller.

Advantages of the new WorldCat search interface include:

· The ability to search all of WorldCat, but see items owned by UK Libraries appearing first in the results;

· An adaptive interface that works well from computers, as well as mobile devices;

· The ability to download citations into software such as EndNote or RefWorks; and

· A Request Item button appears in the the record display to take users to a screen to request the item via inter-library loan when the resource isn't already part of the UK Libraries' collection.

For more information on the update to the WorldCat search system, contact Tari Keller at

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