Search WorldCat for a record that describes the item you want to catalog. Use several strategies: depending on the item, search by ISBN, LCCN, title, URL, publisher, or other information from the item that is distinctive. For more information about searching using the client, see Search WorldCat interactively.
Depending on results, you can do the following:
|If you find ...||Do this ...|
|Record that matches the item exactly||Use the record as is (e.g., export it).
Edit it to correct or expand information about the item.
See Edit bibliographic records for more information.
|Record that nearly matches the item||Derive a new record from the existing record to reuse the matching information and revise the remainder of the record.
See Create a bibliographic record from an existing record for more information.
|No matching records||Create a new record from a workform.
See Create a bibliographic record from a workform for more information.