Databases available in Libraries Australia Search

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

Bibliographic databases

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.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library is a leading research library in East Asia with a significant bilingual collection of electronic and print resources. Its special collections range from Shang dynasty oracle bones to modern Chinese literary archives.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library

The collections of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library include rare books on the history of science. It also has 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 Catalog

The Library of Congress Catalog provides access to the Library of Congress’s collection in the United States of America, including books, serials, government publications, manuscripts, photographs and maps.

OCLC WorldCat

WorldCat, produced by the Online Computer Library Center (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 AD. It is updated daily.

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.

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.

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.

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) has been actively maintained since 1898 to catalogue materials held at the Library of Congress. It contains approximately 0.42 million subject authorities established by the Library of Congress (and cooperating partners).

Library of Congress Name Authorities (LCNA)

The Library of Congress Name Authorities (LCNA) database contains approximately 9.3 million name authority records established by the Library of Congress (and cooperating partners).

OCLC WorldCat Authorities

RLG Name Authorities and RLG Subject Authorities have been merged into OCLC's WorldCat Authorities since 2007.