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About the Item Details screen

The Item details appear when you click an individual item from your search results. It provides bibliographic information on an item, sharing features and additional linked information.

Bibliographic information

The top of the Item Details screen presents information for one or more of the following. The information displayed depends on the individual item and its source; some information may itself be linked.

 Note: Some fields may not display for all items.

field description
Title Title of the item.
Author The name or part of the name of the person(s) or group credited with creating the item. Clicking the author's name will conduct a search for all items by that author.
Publication
(Articles only)
Name of the periodical which published the article, and the date and number of the issue in which the article appeared.
Publisher The persons or companies responsible for placing a library resource on the market.

Includes city of publication, publisher name, and publication date.
Series If the item is part of a series, the series title will display.
Edition/Format Words or abbreviations that describe the format or production medium used to identify the library resource. For example, a review (rev) is an article type.

Includes (where available): format, content, audience, language. May include links to other editions.
(See also Refine a search)
Summary A summary of the item's contents.
Database
(Articles only)
Database from which the article is listed.
Other database
(Articles only)
All other databases for which you have access.
Rating Ratings others have given to this item.

Find a copy

See Find a copy for further information.

Details

This section provides more information about the item.

 Note: Not all fields are applicable to all item types.

field description
Genre/Form Terms that describe the contents of an item, such as art, drama, music, poetry, sculpture, one-act play, symphony, or haiku.
Named Person The exact name of a person mentioned in a library resource.
Material Type The type of material the record represents.
Document Type Term that identifies the format, genre, or medium used to produce or classify a document. Valid values will vary by database.
All Authors/Contributors Author or author(s) of the item. For more information about an author, choose the author's name from the drop-down list and click Go. Details appear on the WorldCat Identities screen.
ISBN, ISSN ISBNs and ISSNs are internationally recognized standard numbers used to identify a particular item. A 10- or 13-digit ISBN is assigned to books, and an 8-digit ISSN is assigned to a print or electronic serial publication (often referred to as "periodicals") such as a magazine or scholarly journal. Multiple ISBNs may be shown.
OCLC Number The OCLC Control Number is a unique number included in a WorldCat record when it is created.
Notes Any additional notes.
Description Physical description of the item, such as number of pages and physical size of the item.
Additional Description Additional descriptions may be provided by third-party licensors of evaluative content. Currently, OCLC is licensing evaluative content from AllMusic.com (Rovi, Inc.). Rovi offers abstracts which are shown in this section, when available.
Genre/Style Genres and styles may be displayed from third-party licensors. Currently, OCLC is licensing evaluative content from AllMusic.com (Rovi, Inc.). Rovi offers abstracts which are shown in this section, when available.
Release Date Release Date appears for musical content via a license OCLC has with Rovi, Inc. to provide AllMusic.com content on WorldCat.org items.
Contents Detailed contents information such as chapter titles or track information.
Series Title Title of the series to which the item belongs.
AMG Track Picks AMG Track Picks are licensed by OCLC from AllMusic.com (Rovi, Inc.). Rovi offers staff selections from selected music albums. These are shown in this section when available.
Other Titles Other titles may be licensed by OCLC from third-party providers of evaluative content.
Responsibility Statement of responsibility for an item. For a book, this is typically the author(s); for other types, this statement may include: editor, actor, producer, composer, director, and production company, or other creative participant.
Abstract A brief summary that classifies, evaluates, or describes the important points in the content of an item.
More information Further information about the item, such as table of contents, published reviews, etc.

Reviews

This section displays summaries of existing reviews, and allows you to view the profile of a review's author. You can also contribute your own online review, which is publicly available to all WorldCat.org users.

Editorial reviews

Reviews provided from licensed editorial sources such as Amazon, Educational Media Review Online (EMRO), Goodreads and WeRead.

Click the link or arrow to expand editorial reviews. If the entire review is not shown, click the Read more link under the review summary. Clicking Read more will expand the review, or open more reviews.

User-contributed reviews

Reviews provided by users.

Click the link or arrow to expand editorial reviews. If the entire review is not shown, click the Read more links under the review summary. Clicking Read more will expand the review, or open more reviews. You may also click the Permalink link at the top of the review to see the entire review.

Click Yes or No to show if you found the review helpful.

Create your own review

Before you begin: You must sign in to create a review. If you are not signed in, the sign in screen is displayed when you click Add a review. You may also sign in by clicking the Sign in link at the top or bottom of the screen.

  1. Click the Add a review link at the top of the Reviews section. The Your Review screen appears.
  2. Read the Please note: information about session timeout limits.
  3. Enter information in the required fields (marked with an asterisk *). Reviews must be between 100 and 65,000 characters long.
     Note: The embedded text editor used to create a review allows basic formatting of your text:
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Underline
    • Ordered (numbered) and unordered (bullets) lists
    • Indents
  4. (Optional) Enter tags for this item.
  5. If you want to:
    • Publish the review now
      1. Click Publish Review. Your review summary is displayed with a confirmation message.
    • Save the review for later
      1. Click Save Review as Draft. The screen is redisplayed with a confirmation message.

Edit or delete a review

You can further edit a review after you have published it, and you can delete reviews.

  1. Sign in to your WorldCat.org account. If you do not sign in the links to the edit and delete functions are not displayed.
  2. Access the Item Details screen of the item for which you have written a review.
  3. Go to the Reviews section. All existing review summaries are displayed.
    Or
    Select My Reviews from the My WorldCat drop-down menu. Your reviews are displayed.
  4. Select the title of your review. Your full review is displayed, with the following links:
    • Edit this Review
    • Delete this Review
  5. If you want to:
    • Edit a review
      1. Click Edit this Review.
      2. Make your changes.
      3. Click Publish Review. Your review summary is displayed with a confirmation message.
    • Delete a review
      1. Click Delete this Review. A confirmation message appears.
      2. Click Yes, permanently delete this review on the confirmation screen.
      3. Click Yes in the Warning! message. Your My Reviews screen appears.

Tags

Tags are keywords that help you classify or describe an item. Tags may help you find similar items or they may just help you organize items in a way that makes sense to you. A phrase may be saved as a Tag as long as none of the words are separated by a comma. Keep in mind that all tags are public and are visible to anyone who displays Tags. You can view the most popular tags on an item as either a tag list or a tag cloud by clicking the link.

Create a tag

Before you begin: You must sign in to create a tag. If you are not signed in, the sign in screen is displayed when you click Add tags. You may also sign in by clicking the Sign in link at the top or bottom of the screen.

  1. Sign in to your WorldCat.org account.
  2. Click Add tags to expand the Add tags for [item title] accordion.
  3. Enter your tags, separated by commas, or apply tags you've already created.
     Note: Tags have a 75-character limit. Permitted characters are:
    • hyphen (-)
    • apostrophe (')
    • underscore (_)
    • comma (,): used as a delimiter
    • space (#)
  4. Select Save Tags. The screen is redisplayed showing your tags, and a confirmation message appears.

Edit or delete a tag

You can further edit a tag after you have published it, and you can delete tags.

  1. Sign in to your WorldCat.org account. If you do not log in the links to the edit and delete functions are not displayed.
  2. Select My Tags from the My WorldCat drop-down menu. Your reviews are displayed.
  3. From the My Tags screen, click Edit for the tag you want to edit. The Edit this tag... box appears immediately below the tag.
  4. If you want to:
    • Edit a tag
      1. Click Edit.
      2. Make your changes.
      3. Click Save. The tag is redisplayed as edited.
    • Delete a tag
      1. Click Delete.
      2. Click Yes below the Warning! message. The tag is deleted.

Similar items

The Similar Items section lists items on Related Subjects, and User lists with the item. Clicking the links will take you to searches for related items, and lists created by other users that contain the item.

 

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