Z39.50 Configuration for Library Search

Z39.50 is a standard protocol for searching databases. Library Search is Z39.50 compliant, so bibliographic management software such as EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager can be used to connect to Library Search and to search, retrieve and download bibliographic citations. The EndNote connection file for Library Search, JointWorldBank.enz, can be downloaded from the EndNote website.

Configure your Z39.50 client as follows:

Server Address imf.alma.exlibrisgroup.com
Port 1921
Database name 01TIMF_INST
Record syntax USMARC
Text encoding UNICODE
Attribute set ID Bib-1

Typically this is all the information you need to supply to your Z39.50 client. If you require additional assistance you may contact the Library Systems Support Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET at (202) 369-8424.