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WorldCat Discovery live and recorded courses

Register to attend a live training course or view a recorded instructor-led training on WorldCat Discovery.


OCLC offers live and recorded instructor-led training sessions on WorldCat Discovery.

Use the links below to register for upcoming live courses, or click the View a record session link beneath a live course to access recordings of past training sessions.

Training questions? Please visit OCLC Training FAQ.

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Cancellation policy

In the event of low attendance, OCLC may cancel a training session. In this situation, registrants will be notified by email before the session.

Live and recorded courses

WorldCat Discovery search fundamentals

Upon completion of this session, learners will be able to execute basic and advanced searches, select indexes and enter terms for guided searching, and identify specific databases to search from a presented list.  This module does not cover information about how to get started with WorldCat Discovery Services.

This course is for library staff members who want to enhance their abilities and develop new approaches to searching WorldCat and other databases that are part of WorldCat Discovery.

No courses scheduled at this time.    

View a recorded session

View a recorded session (45 minutes | January 17, 2024) 

View WorldCat Discovery search fundamentals transcript (January 17, 2024)

WorldCat Discovery interface features

Learn how to customize the appearance of your Discovery site and your item details screen. Also covered: My Account features, creating citations and building lists to save and share, and access options for resources. This module does not cover how to get started with WorldCat Discovery. 

This course is for library staff members who want to understand the user interface features available in WorldCat Discovery and how to use these features most effectively.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 2:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern StandardTime, North America [UTC -5:00] Register

View a recorded session

View a recorded session (40 minutes | February 21, 2024) 

View WorldCat Discovery interface features transcript (February 21, 2024) 

WorldCat Discovery staff configuration

This course provides instruction on how to set up institution information and use the staff features in WorldCat Discovery.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to administer the management of staff accounts, user support and feedback, the configuration search boxes and alternative subject headings, and other staff-maintained search features. 

No courses scheduled at this time.    

View a recorded session

View a recorded session (41 minutes | March 27, 2024)

View WorldCat Discovery staff configuration transcript (March 27, 2024)