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Why doesn't Discovery include the database name when creating a citation?

Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
Answer

If there is more than one link on a record, the citation tool will not populate the citation with the database name because the system has no way of knowing which database was used to access the information.

The Cite a Record window always includes the note that citations may include missing data that you will need to manually add to the citation. Missing information is indicated in capital letters.

Additional information

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