WorldCat Local Catalog

WorldCat Local is now the default catalog for WSU Vancouver Library. This catalog allows you to simultaneously search for materials:

  • at the WSU Vancouver Library
  • at other WSU campuses
  • in Summit (a catalog of 36 libraries in the region)
  • in WorldCat (libraries worldwide)

You can also request items from other locations while searching. Instead of having to use several catalogs, WorldCat Local lets you use one.

Journal Articles

In addition, WorldCat Local includes citations to journal articles collected from various databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, JSTOR, PubMed.

What about Griffin?

You can still search Griffin, the WSU-only catalog, for items owned at any WSU library.

What about Summit?

The Summit catalog is also still available to search individually if you prefer.


Have a question or want some assistance with this new catalog? Drop by or contact the Reference Desk at 360-546-9686, or IM chat.