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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

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


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


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


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

Open Directory Library Listings

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

Yahoo's Library Directory

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

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