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Weird title appearing in search results

Symptom
  • Search results include titles with no evident association to the search string.
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldCat Local 
Resolution

The terms of your search were found in a field that is not displayed in the search results screen. Consider the following to improve relevancy:

  • Search using a WorldCat Index, instead of the default keyword index that searches all variable tags in the MARC record.
  • Include quotes around search terms that are phrases.
  • Use more specific search terms.
Additional information

There are many ways to improve search results. We have a Searching WorldCat indexes guidelines and requirements that provides a lot more than those above. 

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