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Make a list or two (or 20!)

WorldCat.org lets you find things in libraries near you, and now it lets you group those things together in lists you can share with friends—or keep to yourself.

Sign into or create your free WorldCat account and start searching for books, articles, DVDs and more that you can add to a list. Your list can be public or private, and can be on any topic and for any purpose. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Starting a list is easy: From WorldCat search results, check the left-hand box next to one or more brief results and go up to the Save to: menu at the top of your results. (If you're looking at the WorldCat record for an item, you can find the same menu under the heading "Save It.")

In the dropdown menu, pick New List then click the Save button. You'll be prompted to enter a list name and to choose a privacy level. (Remember, you can go back and change these at any time.) That's it!

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Creating a new list from WorldCat search results

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Creating a new list from a WorldCat detailed record

WorldCat will show you your list. You can write a longer description for the list; add comments or reminders for each item on the list ("My Note"); sort or delete items; move or copy items to other lists; and for those of you working on a paper for school, view and export bibliographic citations in five different styles (the "Citations View" tab).

And of course, you can keep adding things to the list whenever you come back to WorldCat.org.

You can learn more about how lists work on our Lists help page.