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FirstSearch training

OCLC offers live and recorded instructor-led training sessions and shorter videos on FirstSearch.

Browse a list of upcoming instructor-led training sessions from the Live classes page, or find all live and recorded training options below.

Training questions? Please visit OCLC Training FAQ.

FirstSearch overview

Register for live, online training
View a recorded session

This course provides coverage of various search capabilities within FirstSearch, including demonstrations on how to use indexes, limiters, and other techniques to obtain optimal search results.

A brief look at FirstSearch

Watch a video

This two-minute video provides an overview of OCLC FirstSearch service.

Configure deep links to your library catalog in the WorldCat services administrative module

Watch a video

This six-minute video shows how to register the links to your library catalog to display in FirstSearch results.

Configuring Patron-Initiated Request for FirstSearch

Watch a video

This eight-minute video shows how to configure patron-initiated ILL requesting for FirstSearch to allow your patrons to search and identify items, then initiate requests for those materials without the assistance of your library staff.