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Universities

Europe

France

Includes a map and links to all of the universities in France, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Polynesia, Corsica, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, Wallis and Futuna, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Belgium

Switzerland

Canada

Libraries, Archives, Catalogs, Digital Collections

World / francophone countries

Brings together digital documents from participating francophone countries around the world.
A "cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections".
Links to freely-accessible digital collections by world region and country.
No longer updated but may be useful.

Europe

Paintings, music, films and books from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Links users to over 15 million digital items. It is also possible to search Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) simultaneously.
Offers access to the resources of the national libraries of Europe. Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographic.

France

BnF catalogue général
Catalogue collectif de France. Searches the BnF catalogue général, municipal library catalogs and academic library catalogs (SUDOC).
SUDOC, Système universitaire de documentation. Maintained by ABES, Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur. Searches academic library catalogs, including dissertations.
Calames. Catalog of archives and manuscripts in academic libraries.
Gallica bibliothèque numérique
data.bnf.fr. Reference information about authors, works and topics.
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Salle des inventaires virtuelle

Belgium

Catalogue de la KBR
Belgica bibliothèque numérique

Switzerland

Combined catalog of Swiss academic libraries, the national library, and some others. Includes dissertations.
Digitized rare books from Swiss libraries.

Canada

Search all collections

United States

The home page links to the catalog as well as to the various digital collection databases. See also the European Reading Room and its collection overviews by country. Another finding aid is French Resources at the Library of Congress.
Descriptions of collections by country, topic and format. For example, France.
Union catalog of U.S. library holdings and those of participating libraries in other countries. See also WorldCat Identities, which includes information about authors extracted from catalogs and authority files.
Interactive map. The page also links to a list of library websites.

Cataloging & Classification

General

Information about MARC, BIBFRAME and other initiatives of interest to librarians and archivists.

Classification

Used by many European libraries.
Used by most academic libraries in the U.S.

Subject Headings

Subject terms used in French library catalogs.

Authority Files

Authority file that aids in reconciling historical differences in names and places.
Combined search of authority designations from different countries and languages.
Another LOC authority search is here.

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