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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Home page of the BNQ. Provides access to the BNQ's online catalogue (IRIS), the Bottin des éditeurs francophones canadiens, Livres québécois à paraître, Liste des publications gouvernementales du Québec (monographies), Les relations France-Québec de 1760 à nos jours: inventaire bibliographique, BREF (Ressources de référence sur Internet).

Canadian Library Gateway
The Canadian Library Gateway provides a centralized window to Canadian libraries of all types and sizes. Through this site you can link to Canadian library catalogues and websites, a directory of Canadian interlibrary loan and charging policies, and a directory of special collections held in Canadian libraries.

Capital Sm@rtLibrary
Permits simultaneous searching of various Ottawa library catalogues including Carleton University, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Public Library and the University of Ottawa.

The European Library
The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources of the 43 national libraries of Europe.

IFLA Directory of National Union Catalogues
A complete listing of all known current national union catalogues in the world, including monograph, serial and general union catalogues.

This database includes links to and information on more than 4,000 online catalogs and library Web pages world-wide. The Advanced search form allows searching by type of Automation System.

National Libraries of the World (IFLA)

National Library Catalogues Worldwide The World's Largest Library Catalog
Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby.