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Library Catalogs – International Gateways

European Gateways to Library Catalogs

IRIS Gateway to Library Catalogs
IRIS, the Consortium of Art History and Humanities Libraries in Florence, provides a listing of other useful library catalogs.

International Gateways to Library Catalogs

Art Discovery Group catalogue
Formerly known as, Art Discovery is an international working community of more than 100 art libraries from 16 countries. The new catalogue offers an art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. Art library catalogues will now be searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of online journals and databases, promising more results on a global scale.

KVK – Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
KVK is a federated search system, searching catalogs mainly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but including nearly 20 national library catalogs and some antiquarian catalogs.  Best use is for “known item” searches.

A worldwide searchable directory of more than 18,000 library Web sites and their (web-based) OPACs.
A union catalog of academic, public, and special libraries’ holdings. Over 40 million bibliographic records are included.