Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2016     Views: 117

WorldCat is a database that will allow you to search for materials in libraries around the world and make an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request for that particular item. 

First, you will need to locate the WorldCat link through the database search on the library homepage. Search for "Worldcat" in the database search field...

Click the Worldcat link...


After clicking on the WorldCat link, you will be brought to the following page.  If you are off-campus, you will first be prompted to login to the DU network with your DU ID and passcode (same as PioneerWeb).


Screenshot of Worldcat search page


You can then search by a number of different fields. If you know the title of what you are looking for, enter the title in the search box and use the drop down menu to select "title." Then click on "search."


Screenshot of Worldcat search page 2


You will then see a page of results. Click on the title.


Screenshot of Worldcat results page


You will then choose "Click to make an ILL request."


Screenshot of Worldcat item page


You will then be prompted to log in with your DU ID and password. Fill out the appropriate information to complete the request. You will be notified when the item has arrived and is ready for pick-up.