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Other Library Catalogs

Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

The French National Library's general catalog of print holdings. The archives and other specialized collections can be found here

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

The British Library's main catalog, which includes nearly 57 million items. This also includes links to the archives and manuscripts collections as well several other specialized catalogs in the library's collection. 

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

The Chicago Collections Consortium website allows you to search across archival collections related to Chicago history and culture that are available at local research institutions, and provides information about how to access those collections. Digital materials available through the site include letters, maps, and photogaphs.

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Search across the catalogs of more than 70 UK research libraries, including the British Library, the libraries of the British Museum, the Courtauld, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate, and the Victoria and Albert.

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

The German National Library catalog. There are over 28 million items in the library's collection. 

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

This online portal offers quick and easy access to the collections of 48 leading European national libraries and research collections. It includes over 20 million digital items and over 125 million bibliographic records. 

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Search library catalogs from Europe, Australia, and the US, as well as the Directory of Open Access Journals and the European Register of Microfilm and Digital Masters. 

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

This union catalog indicates which of more than 1,100 libraries in the United States and Canada hold specific printed materials published prior to 1956. A table of contents to the 754-volume set is available here.

Types of material covered: Library holdings.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.