Open WorldCat has added two new features:
SORTING SEARCH RESULTS
Web users who perform searches at WorldCat.org can now sort results using several indices. By default, search results are returned sorted by relevance. Additionally, users can now sort by author (alphabetical by last name), title (alphabetical), and date (newest-to-oldest and oldest-to-newest).
Result sorting joins the recently added “Refine Your Search” faceted browse feature in providing users the ability to better examine large result sets.
CITATION FEATURE HELPS STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS
Item records in WorldCat’s open-Web interface now include a “Cite this Item” link that provides bibliographic citations in five common styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian. Displayed in a separate pop-up window, the citations follow the reference standard for each style.
The citations window cautions users that “formatting rules within a style can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study,” and that they should apply the specific requirements of a reviewing body.