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Contents

Introduction

Searching Catalogs

by Author

by Title

by Keyword

by Subject

by Call Number

by Publication Date

with Boolean Operators

Understanding Catalog Search Results

Locating Sources

Finding Library Catalogs

 

How to Search an Online Library Catalog

Selected Library Catalogs on the Web

The following list includes some of the many online library catalogs accessible via the World Wide Web:

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/hylib/en/kvk.html

Provides listings of more than 75 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogs worldwide.

LibDex
http://www.libdex.com/

Displays over 17,000 library catalogs from around the world by topic, region, or keyword.

LibWeb
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/libweb/

A database listing over 6,100 pages from libraries in over 100 countries accessed by keyword or region.

lib-web-cats
http://www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats/

Provides a directory of over 5,000 libraries worldwide with library Web pages, online catalogs, and profiles.

Open Directory Library Listings
http://dmoz.org/Reference/Libraries/

Provides a list of links to library catalogs and related resources by region, topic, or language.

Yahoo's Library Directory
http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Libraries/

Provides links to library catalogs and related resources arranged by category or site.

 
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