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A Guide to the Basics ILLINET/OCLC Staff OCLC FirstSearch Slide 2 To access the databases, go to http://firstsearch.oclc.org and log on with your librarys authorization and password.http://firstsearch.oclc.org Slide 3 FirstSearch screens and functions Slide 4 Once you are logged on, select the appropriate database(s) to search by using one of the three options available on the navigation bar. Slide 5 The list all databases is displayed below. Slide 6 The basic search provides simple search boxes. Slide 7 The advanced search provides three search boxes for separate search statements. Slide 8 The expert search is designed for experienced searchers. Slide 9 Search results Slide 10 Detailed record Slide 11 Libraries with web-based catalogs can set up a link to their catalog in the FirstSearch administrative module. Slide 12 Because the Acorn Public Library has set up this link, we are given information on the availability of the book when we select their library. Slide 13 The WorldCat Services Administrative Module To access the administrative module, go to: http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin and logon with your librarys authorization and password. http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin Slide 14 Tabs across the top of the Administrative Module allow you to manage various aspects of the service. Slide 15 If you would like your users to be able to log on to FirstSearch automatically (within the library), you will need to add your library IP address. Slide 16 To control access to the various FirstSearch databases, click on the Database Access box above Passwords.To Slide 17 Linking FirstSearch to a Web-based Catalog Slide 18 Interface Display Slide 19 Questions? To review the service demonstrated today, please access the FirstSearch Staff View Basics: an OCLC Tutorial at: http://www.oclc.org/support/training/firstsearch/tutorial/ This tutorial is free and can be reviewed at any time. For additonal help with FirstSearch ILL using SILC, you may also contact us at the ILLINET/OCLC Services office by phone or email. Suzanne Schriar sschriar@ilsos.net 217.785.1533 Debra AggerttBill Echelbarger daggertt@ilsos.netwechelbarger@ilsos.netdaggertt@ilsos.net 217.558.1945217.524.6313

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