The UMass Lowell Library subscribes to two main search engines for searching scholarly articles and books. One is Worldcat-WMS (search CATALOG) the other is EBSCO Discovery Service (search ARTICLE QUICK SEARCH).
OCLC is a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. It consists of librarians, technologists, researchers, pioneers, leaders and learners. With thousands of library members in more than 100 countries, OCLC makes information more accessible and more useful. Our Worldat-WMS catalog contains 130 million unique book titles, 300 million item titles, and 3 billion copies. If you need a concordance, or word-by-word index, Google Books has scanned and indexed approximately 30 million books, comprising the bulk of titles at the world's major research libraries.
EBSCO is a large corporation which provides databases and information technology. EBSCO Information Services is part of the information technology community, dedicated to developing customizable services, supporting the technology needs of customers and creating strong user experiences to help libraries and other institutions support their end users and improve access to information. The EBSCO EDS Index contains 600 million articles.
WorldCat is the product of the creativity and innovation of the staff of OCLC and thousands of librarians. Unique in scale and unparalleled in data quality, WorldCat makes library collections findable and accessible around the world.
OCLC’s team of expert catalogers and data quality specialists constantly enrich WorldCat records with new and corrected information to ensure that WorldCat contains the highest quality records possible. Library staff members also enhance records through the OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription (previously the OCLC Cataloging Subscription), making these records the industry standard for quality.
Worldcat enables libraries to share high-quality library metadata and bibliographic records with each other. Partner content providers add records to WorldCat—sometimes before a resource is published—so library users can find the information they need as soon as it’s available.