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Can I choose a default database for FirstSearch?

Applies to
  • FirstSearch
Answer

The Default Database column of the Database Access screen in the WorldCat Services Administrative module indicates which database is selected as the default for this authorization. When you log in to FirstSearch, users will automatically access the search screen for the database that you designate as the default.

By default, there is no default database selected. To choose or change a default database, click the radio button for that database. If you prefer not to choose a default database, select No Default Database at the bottom of the list. Be sure to click Save Changes before leaving the screen if you make changes.

You can also specify which database a user sees when they enter FirstSearch if you use IP address recognition or WebScript automatic logon scripting. However, you may not select a full text database as the default.

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