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Academic and Public Library Catalogs
The Indiana University online library catalog—it should be your first stop for finding books, periodicals, journals, and other materials held by the IUPUI libraries, and by the Indiana University library system.
This vast catalog contains millions of online records built from information contributed by over 9,000 member institutions. It contains over 69 million bibliographic records and 1 billion holdings. A very comprehensive source for any library material search, and it connects to the holdings of IUPUI.
Indianapolis Public Library
Serving Indianapolis and Marion County with over 2.1 million items distributed through 22 branches, IMCPL is a very good local source, particularly for popular, non-academic materials.
Indiana State Library
The State Library is a rich resource for government information, genealogical searches, periodicals, database access, and, of course, “one of the largest and broadest collections of current and historical information on Indiana in existence.” All Indiana residents may obtain a library card for the Indiana State Library.
LibDex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACS (Web-based Online Public Access Catalogs), Friends of the Library homepages, and library e-commerce links.
Catalogs for United States Government Agencies and Branches
Library of Congress
“The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.”
National Criminal Justice Reference Center
“NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support.”
The purpose of the FBI’s Library home page is to provide an electronic interface to identify informational resources available at or through the FBI Library to serve the current FBI community and local & state law enforcement. The emphasis is on databases, licensed subscription indexes, reference sources, subject guides, and other criminal justice resources.
Bureau of Prisons Library
The Federal Bureau of Prisons Library offers a wide variety of traditional and automated information services. There is a wealth of resources covering the field of corrections and related fields of study including, criminology, sociology, psychology, and business.
Last updated by lcalvert on 05/23/2012