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I just purchased access to a licensed database, what do I do now?

Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldShare Collection Manager
  1. Activate the databases to search in WorldCat Discovery
    • This is done through Service Configuration > Metasearch Content > Default Databases and Licensed Content
    • Refer to the Available collections and database list to see if your database is available through OCLC and which tab you will find it under
    • Note: It is not recommended that you toggle Treat as Held to on.
  2. Take this opportunity to look at your Configured Database Groups and add the new database to your searching.
  3. Add the Knowledge Base Collection in Collection Manager
    • Through Metadata > Collection Manager search for the collection with My Selected Collections unchecked
    • Click Select on the relevant collection
  4. Check if you need to configure Provider Settings

Note that it can take up to 48 hours for indexing to complete so you can access the links.

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