Winter 2013 is a time of transition for the Library and all of the Tyndale community as we begin migrating to a new catalogue to access library resources. During the winter term, both our old catalogue, OnTRAC and our new catalogue WorldCat can be used to access library resources.
Why are we moving to WorldCat?
WorldCat is a catalogue of over 72,000 libraries and includes over 1.9 billion library holdings. It is also a discovery service. All Tyndale library resources that are currently listed in OnTRAC are now included in WorldCat too. Most of our full text e-book and periodical content also appears in WorldCat. It is easy to narrow your results by the format that you want.
When you search in WorldCat, resources available at Tyndale always appear first followed by holdings of libraries worldwide.
Right now you can access your OnTRAC account through WorldCat to renew books and to see what you have signed out. WorldCat finds call numbers and the status of books in OnTRAC and displays the information. Once the migration is complete (April or May, 2013) all information will be stored in WorldCat and we will be finished with OnTRAC.
WorldCat allows you to expand your search to libraries worldwide without reentering your search. You can access digital repositories of libraries and archives around the world. With its social networking capability you can make lists of books, articles and journals to share with fellow students or professors complete with links to the items. You can post your own reviews and add your own tags to make it easier to find items.
Investigate WorldCat on your own at http://tyndale.worldcat.org , on the library web page http://www.tyndale.ca/library or attend one of our information sessions to learn about additional features geared to effective use of scholarly resources in the 21st Century.