WorldCat Identities

Searches in standard OPACs is always about the resources or document. WorldCat Identities is an alternative search engine that provides you the details about the identities in WorldCat database. The identities includes person and corporate body, real or fictitious. When you search for a name, the result data pull from the WorldCat database and other resource in one page. The summary page will list out the overview, publications timeline, works about the person, works by the person, related identities, subjects associated to the person, various form of names in different language.

The WorldCat Identities is also incorporated in the WorldCat.org (the OPAC of WorldCat). You can get it from the Details Section in a detail record display. There is a pull-down in the ‘Find more information about’ box under the ‘All creators/contributors’ field.

There is always a creative way to present the data from our catalogue and associated resources. WorldCat Identities service is one good example.

Links:

WorldCat Identities search page
Example: Search for ‘Mark Twain’
WorldCat.org