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Virginia Libraries Web Sites

Links to Web sites and online catalogs.
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WorldCat

Database consisting of the records of hundreds of library catalogs, including records and location information for about 1.5 billion books, theses and dissertations, video and sound recordings, and other materials. (Multiple records may exist for any one title.)
A free "quick-and-dirty" form of the database is available as WorldCat.org.
WorldCat Identities is a new service (2010) consisting of "profiles of the approximately 20 million personal or corporate authors" from the information in the database.
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Association Of Research Libraries

Over 120 major libraries.
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British Library Public Catalog

Over 10 million items.
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European Library

A single search engine for 43 European national libraries.
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Lib-Web-Cats

A directory of libraries throughout the world.
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LibDex -- USA

U.S. Libraries
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National Union Catalog Of Manuscript Collections

The Library of Congress's index of manuscript collections in the U.S. (The texts of the manuscripts themselves may not be available electronically.)
The W&L library also has printed volumes dated 1959 to 1993.
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Oberlin Group Libraries

Libraries of liberal arts colleges.
W&L also maintains a search engine for finding information on these colleges' institutional Web sites, which may or may not include the library sites.
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Rockbridge Regional Library

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Social Networks And Archival Context (SNAC)

Just-developing database (2012- ) intended to be a centralized finding aid for archival records in the U.S., enhanced with biographical data, references in others' works, and other contextual information. For example, here is the record for George Washington.
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UNESCO Libraries Portal

Thousands of libraries around the world.
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USGS Library Catalog

The USGS online catalog contains over 325,000 records for materials that have been added to the library since 1975. All USGS publications produced since 1879 are in this catalog.
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VMI Preston Library

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Virginia Libraries Web Sites

Links to Web sites and online catalogs.
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WorldCat

Database consisting of the records of hundreds of library catalogs, including records and location information for about 1.5 billion books, theses and dissertations, video and sound recordings, and other materials. (Multiple records may exist for any one title.)
A free "quick-and-dirty" form of the database is available as WorldCat.org.
WorldCat Identities is a new service (2010) consisting of "profiles of the approximately 20 million personal or corporate authors" from the information in the database.
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