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Search result record display

Find information about the various components of the records as they display in the search results of the WorldCat Discovery interface.

Search relevance indicators

Search relevance indicators highlight matching search terms in the result entries. If you add an index label to your search terms, the relevant subject entries will also display in the result set.

The search relevance indicator terms are also highlighted on the item detail screen when a result is selected.

To enable this functionality, configure the Display indication of search relevance on results and item details in the OCLC Service Configuration>WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local >Search Settings>Search Defaults module. 

Bibliographic information

The search results include Title, Author(s), and Summary. Choose Show More or Show Less to expand or contract the summary field. If you add an index label to your search terms, the relevant subject entries will also display in the result set.

When the item is cataloged using non-Latin characters, transliterations for the Title and Summary/Abstract fields will appear in the bibliographic record. The transliterated summary is available via the Alternates Exist link. 

Availability information 

The Availability information for the item includes the Status, Shelving Location, and Call Number.  When additional copies are available, a Holdings Summary indicates the number of copies and locations holding the item. Click on the Holdings Summary to view all the copies and locations where the item is available on the item detail page.

  • If the Promote a single location setting is enabled in the OCLC Service Configuration > WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local > Search Settings module, a single location will display within the availability summary on search results.
    • When the setting is enabled (default), the interface displays the first available item.
    • When this setting is disabled, users will always see the availability summary when items exist at more than one location held by their local institution.
      • If there is only one location present for the record, the interface will display that location’s first available item rather than a summary in order to show the item is only available at that single location. 
  • For records with multiple parts, volumes, or issues, a unique holdings summary displays in the availability information when they have been entered in Connexion Connexion or WorldShare Record Manager individually or by data loads, or built using the automated holdings summary feature in WorldShare Record Manager to describe the contents of the local holdings record(s).  

    • If the holdings summary exceeds one line users will see a truncated display followed by an ellipsis. 

Local Editions and Formats

Additional local copies available for the library are listed under Other Editions and Formats at [Library]. See Display locally held formats on search results for more information.

View WorldWide Editions and Formats

Select the View WorldWide Editions and Formats link on the search result to view a list of additional editions and formats for the item.  Use the available filters to narrow the results.  

The View WorldWide Editions and Formats drawer shows the Edition, Format, Year, Language, and Library. The currently selected search result is highlighted amongst the additional results.

Select the title hyperlink to be taken to the item detail page for the record.


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