Answered By: Brian Vetruba
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014     Views: 82

When searching any of the WU catalogs, MOBIUS, and WorldCat, you don't need the diacritic marker but can include if you wish to. For example, searching "étude" or "etude" will both bring up results for "étude". But the German eszet ß should be changed to "ss". For example, "muß" should be searched for as "muss".

You also don't need diacritics but can include them when searching most of the Libraries databases, such as Academic Search Complete. Some databases do require them. Contact your subject librarians for questions about specific databases.

Submit a question

Our goal is to respond within 24 hours, but it could take longer when weekends, holidays, or breaks intervene. Or, see if we are on chat. If your question requires extensive research, consider contacting your subject librarian. Thanks!
Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.

Live Chat

Contact us

If you would like to email a question to us, please use the form on the lower left of this page.  Thanks!