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WikiCite 2016/Proposals/Using WorldCat to create citations using either an ISBN or an OCN (OCLC Control Number)

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Creating citations is a pain -- the visual editor has a way to assist with creating citations using a DOI or URL: can we use ISBNs or OCNs (OCLC Control Numbers -- not all books that are published have an ISBN!) to take the pain out of creating citations using the OCLC APIs.


Take the pain out of creating citations for published works.


  • Is there a WorldCat service to check whether an ISBN/OCN exists in WorldCat?
  • Does it show Google Books links for those present in Google Books? If not, that's an excellent source that should not be missed


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#wikimedia-servicesconnect (Channel to talk about citoid and other services)