Searching the Authority File in Connexion Client

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


This ninety minute online training session presents the fundamentals of searching the OCLC Authority File using Connexion Client. Topics covered include a brief review of the MARC format for authority records, a basic understanding of each index in the OCLC Authority File, using both the search and browse functionality, and some searching tips.

Take-home exercises will give you hands-on experience and, it is hoped, reinforce what you learn in the Webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: This session is the same as part 1 of Using the OCLC Authority File Webinar.

Who Should Attend?

Cataloging staff who want to increase their knowledge of and proficiency with the OCLC Authority File.


Participants should be familiar with OCLC Connexion Client and have a basic understanding of authorities and authority work. If you are new to authorities and authority work, you should first attend our Brief Introduction to Authorities Webinar.