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Find Books: WorldCat

A guide to finding books at Knox. This guide covers the library catalog, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is a resource that brings together the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

You can use WorldCat to expand your search beyond I-Share libraries.

Getting Materials

If you locate a book in WorldCat that's not available at Knox or other I-Share libraries, request it using the ILLiad service.

For more on using ILLiad to request books, see the Books via ILLiad tab.


Like other catalogs, WorldCat provides options for either a Basic or Advanced Search. The default setting is to perform a Basic Search; however, if you're doing research, the Advanced Search is the better option.