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Why is WorldCat Discovery not searching a newly selected database?

  • Recently added databases are not being included in WorldCat Discovery searches
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery

Newly added databases can only be searched via the Advanced Search in WorldCat Discovery if they are added to the default search group. To add a database you've selected to your default search group:

  1. Sign in to the OCLC Service Configuration
  2. Click Metasearch Content > Default Databases and Licensed Content
  3. Open up the Group Configured Database
  4. At the top of this tab should be listed what the system is reading as your default search group.
  5. Scroll down and find this group
  6. Scroll through and check the box next to the database you want to be added
  7. Click the save button on the bottom of the page
Additional information

For more information, please see our Default Database and Licenses Content documentation.

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