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Full-text link display in WorldCat Discovery

Full-text links originate from knowledge base collections and from other sources. See how links are displayed in different areas of your WorldCat Discovery interface.

About full-text links in WorldCat Discovery

In WorldCat Discovery, full-text links are grouped into three separate types and display in different areas:

  1. Access Online
  2. Other Links
  3. More Information

For more information about how the links display and to select when to display them, see Full Text and Open Access Links.

Access Online

Primary access online links are grouped together as the most likely to resolve to full-text content. On the detailed view, these links appear in the Check Availability section under within the Access Online accordion, as shown:


The links within Access Online determine the button that appears in the search results. If there are no primary links, there will be no full-text button in the search results.

The links used as the full-text button are determined based on the following order:

  1. WorldCat knowledge base links
  2. Local Holdings Record links
  3. OPAC links
  4. Open Access MARC 856 and 956 links

Full-text link display names

The display text of full-text links / buttons changes based on the source and format of the full-text item:  

Source Display text of link / button
WorldCat knowledge base

Depending on the format type of the record in WorldCat Discovery:

Format Display
eBook/Print Book View eBook
eJournal/Print Journal Access Journal
Article View full text
Audiobook/Audio CD Listen to audio
Video/Misc. View Now


Local Holdings Records Access Online
OPAC Access Online
Open Access MARC 856 and 956 links Access Online

Other Links

Other Links consist of non-open access WorldCat MARC 856 links with first indicator 4 and second indicator 0. They are listed under the Other Links accordion in the Availability section. Other Links are not used for the Access Online button.

More Information

More Information links are links about content rather than links providing full-text access.  These links consist of WorldCat MARC records with 856 fields with first indicator 4 and second indicator 1 or 2. They are listed in the View Description accordion under More Information.  More Information links are not used for the Access Online button.


The "Report a broken link" form

To enable a link to a "Report a broken link" form so it appears next to links to full-text resources, see Enable "Report a broken link" and receive emails. Broken link emails are sent to your library to the email address you configure in your settings. OCLC does not receive the emails sent to your library.