20 March 2018

WorldCat brought into use

Collection Utrecht University Library in worldwide catalogue

From 20 March 2018 onwards you will find the collection of Utrecht University Library in WorldCat. WorldCat is a catalogue in which you search on a global, national and local (Utrecht) level.

Searching worldwide

All over the world more scientific and scholarly information is available than ever before. Since the Utrecht University Library collections only contain a small part of all information which could be of relevance to you, from now on you will find the Utrecht collection in WorldCat, together with thousands of other library collections worldwide.  One single catalogue in which you search for scientific and scholarly sources available worldwide, but in which you can also limit your search to the collections of Dutch libraries or to the collections of Utrecht University Library. This development fits in with the trend that the search for literature increasingly starts in systems that search on a global level.

Local catalogue available until August 2018

The choice to bring the collection into WorldCat also means the end of the Utrecht University Library’s local catalogue. This catalogue remains available until August 2018. The transition period allows you to get used to WorldCat.