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For Public Services Staff

Key resources for public services staff working with Melvyl (WCL).
Melvyl (WorldCat Discovery) Release Notes Release notes from the monthly WCD installations html document
Melvyl (WorldCat Local) Release Notes Release notes from the quarterly/monthly WCL installations; last updated Aug. 2014. html document
RLF Tool for Checking Holdings Information on the Regional Library Facilities (RLF) Tool for Checking Holdings html document
OCLC WorldCat Local
User Support Center
Documentation, webinars, discussion forum. html document
OCLC Training Portal Online training courses for OCLC resources. html document
Instructional Materials Information on WorldCat Local & WorldCat Discovery searching and features. html document


Expert Searching in Melvyl


Expert searching is available in Melvyl. You can limit your search to a specific index such as keyword, ISSN, author.


How does it work?
Simply use one or more index labels when you search.


What’s an index label?
Abbreviations used to limit your search to a specific index.
For example: “kw:” is keyword, “issn:” is ISSN, “au:” is author.


For example, you’re looking for a book with the word surrealism in the title and you know it’s part of the Yale French Studies series. Your search would be ti: surrealism se: Yale French Studies

Where do I find the list of index labels?
In WorldCat Help: Index labels and expert search examples

Under ‘Melvyl’ on the CDL Instructional Materials web page.

Last updated: March 13, 2015