External databases

In addition to the ANBD (Australian National Bibliographic Database), members of Libraries Australia can also search and import records from the following:

British Library Catalogue

The British Library Catalogue provides access to over 13 million items in the British Library’s collection including manuscripts, books, serials, newspapers, sound recordings, maps and printed music.

Canada Institute for Scientific & Technical Information (CISTI)

The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is one of the world's major sources for information in all areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. Its collection is one of the largest of its kind in North America with more than 50,000 serial titles and more than 800,000 books, proceedings and over 2 million technical reports and indexed journals. CISTI specialises in the collection of conference proceedings and makes a special effort to locate and purchase this material from around the world.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The collections of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library in Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is one of the world's major sources for information in all areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. It's collection is one of the largest of its kind in North America with more than 50,000 serial titles and more than 800,000 books, proceedings and over 2 million technical reports and indexed journals. CISTI specialises in the collection of conference proceedings and makes a special effort to locate and purchase this material from around the world.

Research Libraries UK (RLUK): the UK & Irish Academic & National Library Catalogue

RLUK provides free access to the merged online catalogues of major UK and Irish academic research libraries, plus the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, and the National Art Library (V&A). It also includes details of special collections from a range of other libraries.

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

The collections of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library include rare books on the history of science. It also includes many special resources relating to Hong Kong and China, including antique maps of China and reproductions of Chinese calligraphy and paintings from the Palace Museum of Taipei.

Library of Congress Catalogue

Provides access to the Library of Congress’ collection in the United States of America, including books, serials, government publications, manuscripts, photographs, maps.

OCLC WorldCat

WorldCat produced by the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat contains more than 1.4 billion items contributed by over 10,000 libraries worldwide, including material dating from 1000 A.D. It is updated on a daily basis. Through an agreement between the National Library of Australia and OCLC,access to WorldCat is available to all Australian libraries who subscribe to Libraries Australia. For further information see our OCLC Agreement page.

On 1 October 2007, the Research Libraries Information Network (RLG) and SCIPIO Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs merged with OCLC. RLG and SCIPIO records can be searched by selecting the OCLC WorldCat database. RLG name and subject authorities are searchable by selecting OCLC WorldCat Authorities.

Te Puna: the New Zealand National Bibliographic Database

The Te Puna database contains records of New Zealand publications and resources held in New Zealand libraries. The database contains over 10 million records. The National Library of Australia and National Library of New Zealand have reciprocal arrangements for access by Libraries Australia and Te Puna users to the Australian National Bibliographic Database and the Te Puna database.

University of Hong Kong

As well as a general collection, the University of Hong Kong Library houses a unique collection of Hong Kong materials. The Hong Kong Collection is a unique collection of books, serials, government publications, newspaper clippings and non-print materials covering almost every aspect of Hong Kong history and life. It comprises the most comprehensive collection of materials relating to Hong Kong in the Territory. The University Libraries is designated as a depository for books and periodicals published or printed in Hong Kong. In recent years, the University Libraries has also gained depository status for a number of core international collections, and many of these are housed in the Special Collections. These include the European Documentation Centre and the World Trade Organization.

Authorities Databases

Libraries Australia Authorities (Names and Subjects)

Libraries Australia Authorities enables you to search on all authorised headings (names and subjects) added to the ANBD by the National Library and other contributing libraries around Australia. There are currently more than 1.7 million authority records available, searchable by name, subject, title and Amicus number.

OCLC WorldCat Authorities

RLG Name Authorities and RLG Subject Authorities have been merged into OCLC's WorldCat Authorities as of 1 October 2007.