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Find Out Which Library Has It with Google & Yahoo

Yesterday, I mentioned a great resource called WISCAT for searching the holdings of Wisconsin's libraries. But you can also use Google and Yahoo to find out if a library in your area has a particular item.

In cooperation with WorldCat, a catalog of libraries worldwide, both Google and Yahoo have added the "find in a library" search syntax. Say, for example, that you would like to check out the book, The Da Vinci Code, from a local library. Simply go to either Google or Yahoo and enter the search find in a library: Da Vinci Code

The first item in your search results should be "Find in a Library: The Da Vinci code" Click on it to open the WorldCat record, then enter in your zip code. You should receive a list of libraries in your area that have the item. If the name of the library appears as a link, click on it to get the call number.