Description, guidelines, and examples for each WorldCat search index, including fields and subfields indexed. Lists fields and subfields indexed in tag order. Provides index check lists, one in alphabetical order, the other grouped by the kind of data indexed. Describes how to construct searches and how to combine and qualify them. For users of OCLC Connexion, CatExpress, and WorldCat in FirstSearch and Resource Sharing.
Last revised: October 2013
|October 2013||Added Provenance index (pv:)||Added index entry and ancillary information.|
|August 2013||Updated Holding Library index (li:) ||Holding library index (li:) now available to all WorldShare applications.|
|April 2012||"Treatment of special characters in Latin script searches" section updated||New characters are valid in bibliographic and authority records as of the May 2012 system installation. The table that shows how to treat characters in searches is updated.|
|OCLC-MARC Update 2012 indexing changes||Revised throughout based on Indexing Changes in TB 261, OCLC-MARC Format Update 2012.|
|November 2011||Change to the action note index||A search in the action note index (io:) now also searches local holdings records.|
|August 2011||OCLC-MARC Update 2011 indexing changes||Revised throughout based on Indexing Changes in TB 260, OCLC-MARC Format Update 2011.|
|March 2011||New index added||Added new index: Other format ( rp=)|
|Changed name of existing index||Name of index "ISSN link" changed to "ISSN-L" to match the name as it appears in Connexion index drop-down lists|
|Added links||In lists of indexes, added a link to the index description from each index name.|
|October 2010||Field/subfields added to two indexes||Field 530 subfields b, c, d, and 3 were added to the keyword and notes indexes.|
|May 2010||OCLC-MARC Update 2010 indexing changes|| |
Revised throughout based on Indexing Changes in TB 258, OCLC-MARC Format Update 2010.
|Added an alphabetized list of index names linked to descriptions at the top of section 2, "WorldCat index descriptions."|
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