Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2019     Views: 54

Fuller Seminary uses Worldcat Discovery as its online public access catalog (OPAC) and discovery interface.

This catalog includes almost all of Fuller Seminary's library holdings (some databases not included), along with the holdings of member libraries worldwide. Not all of the items listed in our catalog are owned by Fuller Seminary.

  • In this interface, content that Fuller owns is marked by the words "Held by: Fuller Libraries." If the title or content is not owned by the Seminary, you will see the words "Held by other libraries worldwide" appear in the results list. See the photo below:

  • The difference is also clear if you look at the item's detailed record by clicking on the title. If the title is owned, specific locations of each copy will be listed under "Fuller Libraries" and "Availability."
  • If the title is not owned, then a "Request item through Interlibrary Loan" button will be present under "Availability" and the entry will list other libraries where that title is held. 


If you choose to use the "Classic Search" link to return to the old library catalog interface (Worldcat Local), then every listed entry will end with the line "Libraries that own this item."

  • If "Fuller Libraries" is listed afterwards, then it is owned, but if "WorldCat Libraries" is listed, then the item is not currently held by Fuller. 

It may also be helpful to note that in both interfaces you are able to limit search results to only those items available at Fuller. In WorldCat Discovery the search tool limits are on the left hand column of the catalog.

As seen below, you can limit to Fuller Libraries by checking the appropriate box under the "Library" filters. 

Now all results will be held by Fuller Libraries! Try expanding to libraries worldwide if you are not able to find your desired title or subject material.