Beyond the Library

If you are unable to find the information you require from within the Library you might be able to use one of the following services to search for source material from elsewhere.

You can use the following catalogues to search for material held at other libraries:

COPAC - exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and some specialist research libraries.

WorldCAT - lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.  It also has a mobile app you can download.

SUNCAT - is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community, a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.

The European Library - gives access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.

The Library of Congress - contains the catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.

LibWeb - Access to a listing of online library catalogues worldwide

CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources