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DataBank: FirstSearch Options: About


Whether you intend to access WorldCat or Voyager records, these FirstSearch options are useful tools for identifying relevant subject headings and search constructions for research on interdisciplinary collections.

Other Considerations

(1) See also call numbers identified with and mapped to interdisciplinary subjects (NU and Others).


(2) As with any search of WorldCat, when using FirstSearch:

a. Be sure to examine a sample of the retrieved results to be certain that the results represent what you wish to analyze.

b. Be aware of and informed about what is present and absent in WorldCat (e.g., are more of UIUC's holdings in Russian in the database?).

(3) To compare the interdisciplinary collections of different libraries, see WorldCat Comparative Analysis.