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Accesso a biblioteche italiane e mondiali  - By link of the Biblioteca Solari, Torino the complete index of comprehensive catalogues and Italian Libraries (OPAC). Acces to the periodicals national catalogue by Telnet 3270. Local links to the main international libraries and other resources. 

Almatel-Università di Bologna - Connected to CIB, ALMAtel is the website of the Bologna University's library providing a searchable catalogue online. 

Alice-Banca Dati bibliografica - Database and metaindex to virtual libraries, libraries websites, e-text publihers and new-editions. 

Amsterdam University Library - In Dutch; login as "OPC".

Associazione Italiana Biblioteche - The Associazione Italiana Biblioteche is the professional association of Italian librarians  to support the organization and development in Italy of libraries and of a  powerful library service.  N.B. All links, unless otherwise specified, are to Italian pages. 

Biblioteca Nacional Española - The web site of the BNE offers the online catalogues, publications of the library, general information, and international projects related to the library.

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze - Homepage of the National Library of Florence.The website offers general information about the library collections and experimental projects of electronic edition of ancient manuscripts from historical collections of the library. Texts from  Magliabechiano, Palatino,  Banco Rari, Galileiano  Nazionale, Cappugi, Nuovi Acquisti, fully available on the net by text images and e-texts. Acces to the catague by telnet

Biblioteca Vaticana - Login as OPAC.

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Since 1998, the catalogue of the BNF is available on the net. In a short time it will be ready also the Catalogue collectif de France (13 millions info. about the archives of the BNF, universities libraries, and 50 of the main municipal libraries in France. The online catalogue includes:  BN-OPALE, books and magazines since 1970  (site Richelieu), BN-OPALINE, specialized collections, (site Richelieu), Catalogue du Haut-de-jardin (site Tolbiac), GALLICA, images and texts of the XIXth French speaking century. The general catalogue until 1970 and the French national bibliography since 1970 enriched by multimedia documents since 1983 are  also available on CD. See also BNF: Projet Arcole

Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse - The Website of the BNS provides the whole collection of the library: Helvetica, the national Swiss bibliography comprehending ancient and modern works and translations in the four languages of the country; Collection d'arts graphiques, Archives littéraires (ALS). The collection are searchable by VTLS EasyPAC. An english semplified access to the databases Helveticat and RPVZ is also available. Local link to Adresses Internet pour les historiens Association for "History and Computing - Swiss Branch":powerfull metaindex to a wide range oh historical sources and refernce,  newsgroups, mailing-lists, historical homepages, auxiliary matters. 

Bodleian Library -The Bodleian is the largest of the libraries operated by Oxford University and includes the Old Library, the New Library, the Radcliffe Camera and seven dependent libraries.The catalogues of the collection are in PDF format. The website provides an interface to the Oxford Libraries' bibliographic and  full-text subscription databases accessible from a Web browser. The Library's original script Allegro catalogues of  Chinese and Japanese materials have recently been made accessible through the WWW. 

British Library: homepage  - If you want to connect to the British Library Web Server, try Portico Online. Portico provides access to information about all aspects of the services and collections of the United Kingdom's national library. You may also connect with British Library OPAC 97 . This free service will allow you to find out what material is held in the major Reference and Document Supply collections of the British Library. Reference collections represented on OPAC 97 : Modern books and periodicals from Britain and overseas ; Humanities and Social Sciences collection (1975 - ) ; Older books and periodicals from Britain and overseas; Older reference material collection (to 1975 only); Journals/Serials collection (1700 - ). For a wider range of databases and many additional facilities the British Library offers Blaise, a priced online bibliographic information service, and inside, offering article title records from 20,000 journals and 16,000 conferences. Other opacs that may be of interest can be accessed through NISS (National Information Services and Systems) and the Library of Congress. 

Cambridge University Library - Searchable Catalogue of the Cambridge University Press. 

CARL: Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries - Metaindex to journals, libraries and other sources. The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and the University of Northern Colorado submitted a joint grant proposal to create a regional union catalog for many of the major academic and public libraries in the region using a central server. The project will allow users to view library holdings and circulation information with a single query of the global database. 

COPAC - The COPAC is a new national Online Public Access Catalogue, providing unified access to the online catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland. 

English Short Title Catalogue - Available worldwide through the Research Libraries Group's easy-to-use Eureka search interface, the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) contains records for items of all types published in Great Britain and its dependencies or in English anywhere in the world from the beginnings of print  through the 18th century . 

Harvard On Line Library Information System - HOLLIS Harvard On Line Library Information System - HOLLIS 

IRIS  - IRIS is a Consortium of six research libraries of Florence. The holdings of the six libraries
are represented in the union catalogue accessible here. 
 Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. 
  Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento 
  Biblioteca della Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici 
  Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte "Roberto Longhi" 
  Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte 

ISI-Institute for Scientific Information - The ISI is the publisher of current contents (see below),  the Institute for Scientific Information provides access to  the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary,  bibliographic database of research information in the world. 

ISI-Current Contents On-line - The aware database of the ISI  displays the tables of contents from the world's most influential scholarly journals in the fields of science, social science, technology, and arts and humanities.

Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page - The Library of Congress is using the World Wide Web (WWW) to present information about and materials from its collections over the Internet. It provides resources for researchers and information professionals. These include the catalogs of the Library of Congress and  other libraries, databases on special topics, and other Library  of Congress Internet resources. 

National Library of Canada - Bilingual prepage. 

OCLC- The OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, library computer service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. 

OxLip- Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway.

SBN Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU) - Italian national network working as a full-scale union catalogue.Through the Index data base is possible to identifie the libraries possessing a certain publication. 

SNS- Biblioteca della Scuola Normale Superiore - Access to the catalogue:  WWW e Telnet. 

SPIRO - Online public access catalog of the University of California at Berkeley's.

Università di Firenze

Utrecht University Library- English catalog.

Wesleyan University Library Home Page

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue - The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web. 

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