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Articles from a journal in a database I subscribe to do not appear as results in Discovery when I search for them

  • I subscribe to a journal in a database but when I search for articles from the journal, they do not show up in WorldCat.
  • I have checked WorldShare Collection Manager and verified that the coverage depth for the ISSN is Journal - Full Text
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldCat Local 

You can search databases in addition to WorldCat from Discovery.

  1. Go to > Metasearch Content > Licensed Content and Databases > add/remove databases to make sure that the database in question is added to your databases.
  2. When you go to search for articles from the journal in Discovery go to Advanced Search.
  3. From the "databases" options in Advanced Search, make sure that you select the database so that Discovery will be able to access the articles.

If problems persist, contact OCLC Support with a sample citation and image of the results from the database provider. We will request an update to the data if needed. 

Additional information

In Licensed Content and Databases, you can create groups of databases and set them as default to widen or narrow the databases searched through a basic search in WorldCat Discovery.

Search for Collections in Collection Manager.  To search by OCLC number, ISBN, or ISSN, choose Title from the drop-down list, enter the number, and click Search.

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