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Name Description
AMICUS (National Library of Canada) A union catalogue containing records from over 500 Canadian libraries.
British Library Public Catalogue Access the British Library's extensive collections via their integrated interface.
Center for Research Libraries This union catalogue provides access to 1M digital resources and 4.5+M print publications including archives, dissertations, journals, newspapers, and government publications. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the U.S., particularly those from developing nations, with notable coverage in the areas of economics, politics, international diplomacy, physical sciences, and the history of science and technology. [RR]
CISTI (Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information) "Begun as the library of the National Research Council of Canada, this is the largest collection of published sci/tech materials in North America."
Copac A union catalogue providing access to the online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland, PLUS the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.
Library of Congress (USA) "The Online Catalog contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials."
University of Guelph Library
University of Toronto Libraries
University of Waterloo Library
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
WorldCat WorldCat is a union catalog which “lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.”

Local Public Libraries

Name Description
Brantford Public Library
Cambridge Public Library
Guelph Public Library
Kitchener Public Library
Toronto Public Library
Waterloo Public Library

Ontario

Name Description
Canadian Library Web Sites and Catalogues by Region: Ontario A list developed by the National Library of Canada.
OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries) "Provides contact telephone numbers, hours of opening, campus maps, etc. for Ontario university libraries."

Canada

Name Description
Canadian Government Libraries "The National Library of Canada gateway to Canadian library websites, the NLC union catalogues, special research collections, and more."
Canadian Public Libraries "The National Library of Canada gateway to Canadian library websites, the NLC union catalogues, special research collections, and more."
Canadian Special Libraries "The National Library of Canada gateway to Canadian library websites, the NLC union catalogues, special research collections, and more."
Canadian University and College Libraries "The National Library of Canada gateway to Canadian library websites, the NLC union catalogues, special research collections, and more."
LibDex: The Library Index: Canada "Libraries are arranged by province, then by type."

United States of America

Name Description
LibDex: The Library Index: USA "Libraries are arranged alphabetically by state, then by type."

World

Name Description
English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) An international project established at the British Library in 1977. Aims “to create a machine-readable bibliography of books, serials, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1473 to 1800, based on the collections of over 1,600 institutions world-wide… .”
European Library

The portal offers a single search access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals, etc.) of the 45 national libraries of Europe.

LibDex: The Library Index: Countries Links to catalogues and home pages for libraries around the world.
List of National Libraries (Wikipedia)

The alphabetical listing provides background information and access to catalogues through Official website.

WWW Library Directory Indexes 6400+ libraries and library-related Web sites in 117 countries.

[RR]:
UW Restricted Resource