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OCLC FirstSearch

FirstSearch provides access to a core collection of reference databases. The FirstSearch Package includes WorldCat as well as the following databases:


  • ArticleFirst: OCLC Index of articles from the contents pages of journals
  • ClasePeriodica: Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities
  • Ebooks: OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
  • ECO: An OCLC collection of scholarly journals
  • ERIC: Journal articles and reports in education
  • GPO: U.S. government publications
  • MEDLINE: All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
  • OAIster: Union catalog of digital resources
  • PapersFirst: OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
  • Proceedings: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
  • WorldAlmanac: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs
  • WorldCat: OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
  • WorldCatDissertations: A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat


 *All FirstSearch databases are available via on-site library computers only. Not remote accessible.

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