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Differences in searching for WorldCat records: Connexion versus WorldShare

Discover how searching for WorldCat records in WorldShare is different than searching for records in Connexion.

Global changes

  • Boolean operators must be capitalized (AND, OR, NOT)
  • Browsing not available
  • Proximity operators (with and near) are not available
  • Slash qualifier cannot be used
  • Whole phrase search index labels are not available

Search index changes

Change Connexion Index Label WorldShare Index Label Notes
Author (whole phrase) auw= --- Not available
BC year (number search) bc: --- Not available
Canadian subject (whole phrase search) hew= --- Not available
Collection level oc: --- Not available
Cooperative programs dl: pc: Index label is different for WorldShare
Corporate/Conference name (keyword search) cn: co: Index label is different for WorldShare
Corporate/Conference name (phrase search) cn= co= Index label is different for WorldShare
Corporate/Conference name (whole phrase search) cnw= --- Not available
Corporate/Conference subject (whole phrase search) ncw= --- Not available
Derived: Corporate/Conference name cd: --- Not available
Derived: Name/Title nd: --- Not available
Derived: Personal Name pd: --- Not available
Derived: Title td: --- Not available
Entity attributes en: --- Not available
Format/document type dt= --- Not available
Geographic Coverage (keyword search) gc: --- Not available
Geographic Coverage (phrase search) gc= --- Not available
ISBN (number search) bn: bn:
  • Hyphen is optional
  • Index label optional if first element in the string
  • If ends in x, enter * to truncate
ISBN (number phrase search) bn= --- Not available
ISSN (number search) in: in:
  • Use in:
  • Hyphen is optional
  • Index label optional
  • If ends in x, enter * to truncate
ISSN (number phrase search) in= --- Not available
Language la: ln: Index label is different for WorldShare
LC children's subject (whole phrase search) hcw: --- Not available
LCCN (number search) ln: nl:
  • Index label is different for WorldShare
  • Hyphen separating year from serial portion is optional
LCCN (number phrase search) ln= nl= Index label is different for WorldShare
LCSH (whole phrase search) hlw= --- Not available
Local holding l4 l4: --- Not available
Local holding l5 l5: --- Not available
MeSH (whole phrase search) hmw= --- Not available
Microform (word search) mf: --- Not available
Musical incipit mi= --- Not available
NAL class number ag: --- Not available
NAL subject (whole phrase search) haw= --- Not available
Name (whole phrase search) auw= --- Not available
National bibliography number nn: --- Not available
OCLC Control No. no: no:
  • Only available for searching
  • Always use Index label; do not use asterisk (*) or number sign (#)
Other class number (keyword search) ot: --- Not available
Other class number (whole phrase search) ot= --- Not available
Other format (phrase search) rp= --- Not available
Other subject (whole phrase search) how= --- Not available
Personal name subject (whole phrase search) naw= --- Not available
Physical description  p3: p3: Only available for searching
Publisher number (number search) mn: mn: Changing index name to "Music/Publisher Number"
Publisher number (number phrase search) mn= mn= Changing index name to "Music/Publisher Number"
RVM subject (whole phrase search) hrw= --- Not available
Sears subject (whole phrase search) hsw= --- Not available
Series (whole phrase search) sew= --- Not available
Subject (whole phrase search) suw= --- Not available
Title (whole phrase search) tiw= --- Not available
Uniform title (whole phrase search) utw= --- Not available
Unique serial title (keyword search) tk: --- Not available
Unique serial title (whole phrase search) tkw= --- Not available
Update date up: --- Not available
Vendor vn: --- Not available
Year yr: yr:

These types of searches are permissible:

  • 2001-05
  • 2001-005
  • 2001-2005
Year2 yy: --- Not available

 

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