Logging on: 

If you experience problems logging on, go to Tools/Options/Access and make sure to select OCLC Default as the Internet Access method. Once this setting is set to the default, it should not be changed.

Most Important Function Keys to Remember:

F1 Brings up Help

F2 Brings up the searching dialog. Use at logon to connect and bring up the searching dialog in one step.

F5 Exports a record.

F8 Updates holdings Shift + F8 Deletes holdings Ctrl Shift + A View holdings

F9 View forward (go to next record in a list)

Shift + F9 View backward (go to previous record in a list)

Ctrl + T Copy the OCLC control number

Shift + F4 Pin a record

F12 Print a record

Shift + F12 Print a list

Connexion Client: Where to get help:

F1 brings up searchable Help on the entire client (resembles help in other Windows applications)

Under the HELP menu within the client are Useful Web Links, which include, among other things, the client documentation, tips and a direct link to the System Alerts Page.

To link directly to the OCLC page for Connexion client documentation, bookmark:

Connexion resources on the Cataloging Department’s website (in progress): /cataloging/oclc/links.shtml

If you’re interested in monitoring the primary discussion list for OCLC cataloging issues, subscribe to OCLC-CAT. I’d say about half the messages are Connexion related. Use the simple list subscription form at: and select OCLC-CAT.

University Libraries cataloging staff can post questions or tips to our internal CATALOG list at Chances are if there’s something you’re wondering how to do, one of your colleagues is wondering about it, too, or may have already figured it out!