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WorldCat Discovery manual

Search history

When you search WorldCat Discovery you can use Search history in the menu bar to access your recent searches.

  1. It is possible to share the searches with the Share button. This will let you mail the link to search results to yourself or a colleague.
  2. You can click each search to run that particular search again.
  3. Use the downward arrow to see details of the original search.

Search history page, with explanatory text pointing out how to mail searches, run searches again, and see search details.


If you are not signed in, searches are tracked during your current session only.  If you sign in, up to 100 searches are automatically tracked in the search history in your personal account. Once you hit 100 searches, the oldest searches are delete to make room for new ones.

Next time you log in you can find your search history in your My Account section, under Search Activity.

Search history page for logged in users with explanatory text to show how to save searches and where to find previously saved searches.

  1. Use the Actions option with each search to save the search for future use. This way you can re-run the search even if it is no longer listed in your history.
  2. Saved searches can also be found in your My Account section.

Please note: search history in your account is only visible to you, not to library staff. If you want to share details of a search with library staff, e.g. for support purposes, you will have to mail the search using the Share button.