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WorldCat: How to use it: Sorting / Limiting Results

Your online tutorial on how to find resources at the Tyndale libraries and beyond using WorldCat Local

Navigate Search Tyndale WorldCat pages

Click on one of the links to return to the following pages:


Basic Search

Advanced Search

Command Line Search

Sorting / Limiting Results

Find resources at Tyndale

Sorting / limiting results

After you have performed your search, WorldCat contains limiters and sorting options that enable you to narrow your search on the results screen:

  1. Use the Sort by: pull down menu to sort your results by:
    ‚Äč* Relevance (use this if you don't want Tyndale results at the top of the list)
    * Author
    * Title
    * Year of Publication
    * Note that the default is Library and Relevance. This puts Tyndale holdings at the top of your list
  2. Check off one of the boxes in Format to limit your results by:
    * Articles
    * Peer-reviewed articles
    * Books
    * eBooks
    * DVD
    * CD
    * Archival material
    * And more depending on your search
  3. Click on one of the links in Refine Your Search to limit your results by:
    * Author
    * Year
    * Language
    * Content
    * Audience
    * Topic
  4. Click on the Editions and Format>> link beneath a record to retrieve previous editions and different formats of that particular item 

This section concludes this portion of the tutorial on how to search for resources using the Tyndale WorldCat. The next section Find books and eBooks will tell you how to find print and electronic books at Tyndale using the Tyndale WorldCat.