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025.3 Directory of Worldwide OPACs

025.3132 Canadian Libraries and Library Catalogues Set of links to library home pages and catalogues throughout Canada, organised alphabetically, by region and by type, namely academic, government, public and special.


025.3132 LibDex-Worldwide Index of Library Catalogues, Web Sites and Friends of Libraries Pages Provides links to all libraries with Web-based online public access catalogues. WebCAT is arranged geographically, by type of library, and by library catalogue vendor.


025.3132 lib-web-cats Directory of library Web pages and online catalogues from over 4,500 libraries worldwide. Searches may be conducted by entering name of institution, library type, geographic location, affiliations, and type of automation system used.


025.3132 National Library Catalogues Worldwide Catalogues of national libraries listed alphabetically by country.


378.41 OPACS in Britain and Ireland Directory offering details of networked British and Irish library catalogue services in the education, research and public sectors. Entries include direct links to individual catalogues where available.


Union Catalogues

630 Agricola: Agricultural Online Access Database of bibliographic records covering materials dating from the 16th century to the present. Encompasses all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, alternative farming practices and agricultural economics, products and engineering.


808.8 Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts Collection of digital documents, including American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy texts, representing over 120 authors.


230.041 All-in-One Biblical Resources Search Collection of fully searchable bible versions and translations, biblical Web resources, email discussion lists, and material on the ancient world.


708 AMICO: Art Museum Image Consortium Project by a consortium of art museums in North America aiming to create a digital library of images. Offers a thumbnail catalogue of museum images, searchable by creator name, date, nationality, museum or keyword.


301 Anthropological Index Online Online bibliographical service of the Royal Anthropological Institute, based on the journal holdings of the Anthropology library at the British Museum. Search parameters include year of publication, author, title, journal, language, subject heading or area, continent, and region.


520 Astrobrowse Gateway for astronomers to search for astronomical objects in multiple catalogues, including high energy data, Optical / UV, Infrared, and Radio / Microwave data catalogues.


370 AVANCE Database Database indexing over 20,000 audio-visual teaching materials, covering a range of subjects. Reference information about films, video programmes, slides, sound recordings, computer courseware, and interactive multimedia is available.


792.8 Ballet Companies Searchable database of over 1700 ballet companies throughout the world.


025.3132 Belgian Library Catalogues Includes archives and academic, higher education, government, public and special libraries.


021.6 BIBSYS A shared library system for all Norwegian University Libraries, the National Library and a number of research libraries. The BIBSYS database is searchable and includes around 1.8 million records.


025.3132 BLDS Bibliographic Database Searchable library catalogue and journal articles database, containing records of over 120,000 documents such as serial titles, monographs and selected journal articles.


780 Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads Catalogue of Broadside Ballads in the Bodleian collection, including scanned images of each ballad sheet, accessible by title, first line, subject, author, performer and by publisher.


090 Books and Book Collecting Resource designed to aid the location of rare and out of print books, or volumes required to complete sets, by providing access to a number of services including Amazon, Bibliofind, and BookSeek simultaneously. Searches can be conducted by category such as bibliographies, children’s titles, cookbooks, glossaries, magazines, and paperbacks. A directory of author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, and pen names is also provided.


025.04 BOPAC2: Bradford OPAC 2 A project aimed at dealing with the problems of large and complex retrieval sets, possible from multiple databases, obtained via the Z39.50 protocol. The trial service allows cross-searching of at least 12 university library catalogues, using Z39.50 from within a Web browser.


025.3 British Library Newspaper Library OPAC Catalogue of newspaper and periodical titles from the 17th to the 21st century held by the British Library.


025.3 British Library OPAC 97 Access to the Reference and Document Supply Centre collections of the British Library. The Reference collections include Humanities and Social Sciences (1975-), Science, Technology and Business (1975-), Music (1975-) and older reference material (to 1975 only). Collections can be searched individually or together. The Document Supply collections cover Books and Reports (1980-), Journals and Serials (1700-) and Conferences (1800-).


384.55 British Universities Film and Video Council Television and Radio Index Database of television programmes broadcast on the UK’s 5 terrestrial channels. Covers screenings since 1st July 1995, focusing on documentaries, news and currrent affairs, music, and drama.


026.78 Britten-Pears Library Library originally accumulated by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Peter Pears (1910-1986). Includes collections of manuscript and printed music, books on a wide range of subjects, sound and video recordings, photographs, and archives of letters, ephemera and papers of organisations with which Britten and Pears were closely associated. An electronic catalogue of holdings indexed to date is available for searching online.


025.0 CAIRNS: Co-operative Academic Information Retrieval Network for Scotland Project aiming to integrate 25 Z39.50 compliant catalogues or information services of CAIRNS sites across Scotland into a functional and user-adaptive test-bed service.


021 CALIM: Consortium of Academic Libraries in Manchester A consortium established in 1992 to develop co-operative information services in support of teaching and research in the five member institutions; University of Manchester, UMIST, Manchester Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford. Resources include the CALIM Union List of Serials and CALCATS multiple catalogue searcher.


070.5 Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information Scientific, technical, and medical publisher providing library resources and information services. Offers contents pages for journals, access to the library catalogue, and a facility for ordering documents online.


025.3132 Canadian Libraries and Library Catalogues Set of links to library home pages and catalogues throughout Canada, organised alphabetically, by region and by type, namely academic, government, public and special.


378.73 CollegeBot Search engine devoted entirely to cataloguing and searching education-related pages, whereby keyword searches return relevant resources with a .edu domain name. A directory of US colleges, along with details of how to apply and receive financial aid are provided.


025.3132 COPAC: University Research Library Catalogue Internationally accessible union catalogue providing free access to the combined online catalogues from some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.


808.899 http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/ Catalogue of abstracts from picture books suitable for pre-school children. Material can be browsed via a set of keywords which relate to topics, concepts, or skills, enabling resources to be sought for a specific curriculum or lesson plan. A full bibliographic record accompanies each publication.


941.1 Drawn Sword: The MacBean Stuart and Jacobite Collection Searchable resource offering books, pamphlets and images of engravings and woodcuts which comprise the MacBean Stuart and Jacobite Collection. Material covers the Jacobite rebellions, causes and effects, and royal, national and local personalities.


971 Early Canadiana Online A library of Canadian history sources focusing on literature, women’s history, native studies, and the history of French Canada. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject or publisher. Full text and illustrations are available in French and English.


080 Electronic Table of Contents from the British Library Service providing access to tables of contents of journals and conference proceedings covering topics within science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance, and the humanities. Records are freely available to UK further and higher educational institutions, and details of how to order full text material are included.


025.31 European Commission Library Catalogue A catalogue containing over 172,000 catalogued records from the European Commission Library. Information is retrieved by basic or advanced searches and by language or document type. Searches can be conducted in English and French. Records include journal articles, books, conference proceedings and Internet resources (mostly documents). The service is free but registration is required.


613 HealthPromise A database of international, national, and local health promotion information including government publications, surveys, reference documents, research reports, books, journal articles, and resources such as videos, teaching material, software, cassettes, and games. Health-related resources for different population groups such as black and minority ethnic groups, special needs individuals, and elderly and young people are available.


900 History On-Line Search for UK history books, journals and theses, teachers in UK higher education, current research taking place, seminars, and conferences. Material can be located via title and author searches, or by historical theme, place, and period. Titles can be ordered online.


362.11 Hospital Records Database Collection of UK hospital records searchable by hospital or town name. Returns information on hospital repositories, type of administrative records held, availability of records, related institutions, and details of finding aids.


500 INIST: Institut de l’Information Scientific et Technique French national institute offering scientific periodicals, reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, and the PASCAL and FRANCIS databases. Information mainly in French.


026 Institute of Laryngology and Otology and RNID Library, University College London Provides access to library catalogues holding information on laryngology and otology. Also offers information on opening hours and accessibility.


780.92 International Gustav Mahler Society Society founded at the suggestion of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 1955. Some elements, such as meeting minutes and the library catalogue, are accessible to members only.


630 ISIS: National Agricultural Library catalogue ISIS contains current bibliographic citations for books, reports, maps, journals and periodicals, audio-visuals, CD-ROMs, software, and other materials added to NAL collections since 1966. ISIS also contains Agricola journal article citations.


080 Jake: Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment The jake (Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment) comprises a searchable collection of database indices and journal citations held within them. Based on volume number, issue, page, and year, the application can build URLs and link to the full text online version of an article where possible.


407 Language-Learning.net Database of language schools located in over 70 countries throughout the world. Searches provide contact details of over 6000 institutions, specifics of language courses, and accommodation facilities available.


025.3132 LibDex-Worldwide Index of Library Catalogues, Web Sites and Friends of Libraries Pages Provides links to all libraries with Web-based online public access catalogues. WebCAT is arranged geographically, by type of library, and by library catalogue vendor.


025.04 Library of Congress WWW / Z39.50 Gateway Links to various Z39.50 resources that relate to searching databases that have implemented Z39.50. Access to many Z39.50 servers is provided through the LC’s WWW/Z39.50 gateway.


027.5 LIBRIS: the union catalogue of Swedish libraries Free access to bibliographic services provided by the LIBRIS Department at the Royal Library (Sweden) including the LIBRIS database which represents the holdings of about 200 Swedish libraries.


021.6 LINNEA Palvelut National information network for libraries in Finland. Information available in Finnish and English.


100 Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne The Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society was founded in 1793 with the aim of teaching and educating the people of Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding areas. Now the Society mainly functions as a lending library for its members.


510 Mathematics Genealogy Project Searchable directory of mathematicians holding details of all individuals who have received a doctorate in mathematics worldwide, giving their complete name, university attended, year awarded, dissertation title, and names of advisors.


025.5 Media Reference Sources and Information The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library’s primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include videocassettes, DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs), laser discs, compact audio discs, audiocassettes, slides, and interactive multimedia materials. There are particularly strong holdings in humanities and social sciences materials, as well as a broad range of general interest materials in the fields of science and technology.


026 Metafore2.ca: Canadian Forest Service Library Network Catalogue Catalogue of documents held by the Canadian Forest Service, offered in English, French, and Spanish. Subject areas include carbon modelling, community forestry, forest fire behaviour and impact, and tree biotechnology.


364 Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption Offers a bibliographic database of organised crime and corruption related titles, together with abstracts for each entry, which address topics such as criminal activities, youth gangs, prostitution, and organised crime enforcement. Annual newsletters and additional Nathanson Centre Publications are available.


026 National Library of Canada: Directory of Special Collections Resource to help librarians, researchers and scholars locate special collection materials in Canada. The directory is browsable by general subject, primary subject, collection or institution, and searchable by keyword, title or subject. Contains bibliographic details, description, physical access details and inter-library loan availability. French and English language options are available.


026.78 National Sound Archive Catalogue Contains entries for published and unpublished recordings held by the British Library. Material covers various genres including pop, jazz, classical, world music, language, and wildlife sounds. Copies of recordings can be ordered, and, if an audio version is required, a ‘listening appointment’ can be made.


791.4 North West Film Archive Resource offering an online catalogue of the North West Film Archive’s moving image collection, searchable by subject category, or by keyword or phrase. Also features an article documenting research work concerning those with impaired vision and hearing.


786.2 Pianopedia A search engine for piano teachers and students, as well as performing pianists. As a reference source for classical piano repertoire and a means of identifying for new works to learn or perform, Pianopedia may be searched by composer, nationality, piece title, duration, key/mode, date, and work type (piano solo, two pianos, piano and orchestra, piano four hands, or piano transcriptions).


027.4 Public Library Locator A tool which can be used to uncover data about public libraries throughout the US. On entering address details, information about organisational characteristics, paid full time staff, operating income and expenditures, size of library collection, and library services is returned.


500.2 PubScience Resource providing access to a collection of peer reviewed journal literature in the physical sciences and other energy related disciplines. Viewing of citations and abstracts is freely available, but charges are made for full text articles. Searches can be conducted by entering a keyword or phrase, or by selecting a contributing publisher.


808.882 Quote Machine Database of quotations which can be searched by keyword, subject, or author. Entries can also be browsed by categories including insults, criticism, marriage, literature, war, and drinking, and random quotes can be generated by selecting the lucky dip feature. Quotes may also be submitted for inclusion.


025.3 RIBA British Architectural Library OPAC Online catalogue of the Royal Institute of British Architects library, searchable by keyword, author, title, subject, and series. Library holdings include over 500,000 architectural drawings, 700,000 manuscripts, and over 650,000 photographs.


617.7 RNIB Research Library Research library of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, with details of services and facilities, an online catalogue, and links to electronic resources for researchers in the field of visual impairment and blindness.


610 Royal Society of Medicine Organisation providing educational activities and opportunities for doctors, dentists, and veterinary surgeons, and encouraging the exchange of knowledge and ideas on the science, practice, and organisation of medicine. Features information on the society library, with a facility to search the catalogue, and details of forthcoming events.


020 SALSER: Scottish Academic Libraries Serials SALSER is a Web-based union catalogue of serials holdings in all 13 Scottish universities, the municipal research libraries of Edinburgh and Glasgow, numerous smaller Scottish research libraries and the National Library of Scotland. Through SALSER, users can not only discover which serials are held where, they can also connect to the participating libraries’ Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs).


808.838762 Science Fiction Foundation Collection Catalogue Bibliographic records for science fiction books, journals, and periodicals, searchable by author/editor, title, or subject. A full explanation of the classification scheme used within the library is provided.


820 Scottish Poetry Library Provides access to an online catalogue searchable by title, author, keyword, or subject, as well as more specialised catalogues containing records of the library’s audio, Braille, and large print material. A selection of Scottish poetry is browsable by poet, and users are invited to enter some memorable phrases or lines of a poem into the ‘Lost for Words’ service, which Poetry Library staff will then attempt to trace. Also includes a section aimed at young people.


792.09 Scottish Theatre Archive Part of the Special Collections department of the University of Glasgow, this resource aims to help preserve and promote interest in Scotland’s theatrical heritage by providing access to archival material relating to Scottish theatre including programmes, scripts, posters and photographs.


004.678 Search Adobe PDF Online Resource enabling users to search titles and summaries of PDF documents held on the Internet. Keyword searches return a listing of relevant titles with links to full text Adobe files.


708 SIRIS: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System An interactive system offering details of research resources held by the Institution’s libraries, archives, and research units. Provides access to the Freer Gallery of Art Library with examples of Asian art, photographic archives comprising the Peter A Juley and Son Collection, and Smithsonian Chronology listing significant events in the history of the Smithsonian Institution.


378.41 University of Strathclyde: Exam Papers Collection of past exam papers from Strathclyde University, browsable by department and exam title, and searchable by keyword. As a pilot project, online papers are restricted to 1999 at present.


027.4 Vancouver Public Library Offers information about collections, services and borrowing, and library events. Also provides access to the Library’s catalogue, strategic plan, mission, budget, and annual report.


813 Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 Searchable bibliography of works by American authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, and Herman Melville. Tables of contents and an image of the first page is provided for each title, and full text is given where available. Offers proximity, Boolean, and citation search facilities, and entries can be browsed by author and keyword.


030 xrefer Search engine indexing information found in encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, and subject based reference works. On entering a keyword or phrase, a range of reference material such as definitions, synonyms, and details of usage are returned.


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