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International Archives

The Federal Library & Information Network

FEDLINK has engaged the Federal Research Division (FRD) of the Library of Congress to compile a directory of all United States federal libraries and information resource centers (IRCs) worldwide.


Library Servers via WWW Over 8000 pages from libraries in 146 countries.

National libraries of Europe

The European Library is an independent not-for-profit library services organisation supported by CENL. The European Library importantly works to strengthen and support libraries across the continent. Member libraries benefit from a powerful, low-cost aggregation structure enabling a greater exposure of digital resources and bibliographic records. We collect, enrich and innovate with libraries’ data and content for the widest possible dissemination.

American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain.

A Directory of Libraries Throughout The World targets the general public as a general directory of libraries. Many libraries place it on their own websites as a way for their users to find other libraries. In its simplest form, functions as a library directory, but the advanced search page allows it to function as a tool for viewing trends and migration patterns related to the implementation of library automation systems.

Gateway To Library Catalogs

Library of Congress Page for gateway access to LC’s catalog and those at many other institutions. it possible for a user in one system to search and retrieve information from other computer systems without knowing the search syntax that is used by those other systems.

Founders Online

Founders Online provides full-text access to thousands of documents from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison including diaries and personal papers, letters and correspondence, and authored government reports.

The C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Video Library records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location. The congressional sessions and committee hearings are indexed by person with full-text. 1987-present.

The National Archives Of Norway

Before visiting the archives you must collect all possible information about your ancestors in your local community. You can also visit The Digital Archives where you will find church books and censuses. Although the data will be in Norwegian, the service is also in English. Other digitised data may also be helpful, for example immigration lists for your home country.

British Columbia Archives

The BC Archives is one of the oldest archival institutions in Canada. Its origins date back to 1894 when R.E. Gosnell, the first permanent Legislative Librarian, started to collect “manuscript statements and narratives, old letters, journals, files of newspapers, books, pamphlets, reports, charts, maps, photographs, sketches” which would “illustrate the history of the North West and the Pacific Coast, and more particularly of British Columbia”

Germany Archives and Libraries

German archives and parishes often refer family history letters to historical or genealogical societies. Members of these societies can usually search the local archives. Sometimes the archive will recommend other archives to which you can write. You will usually find what you need more quickly by contacting local parish or civil archives before larger state archives or libraries.

State Archives of Florida

The State Archives of Florida collects, preserves and makes available for research the historically significant records of the state, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs and other materials that complement the official state records.

Archives West  
Archives West provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the western United States, including correspondence, diaries or photographs. Digital reproductions of the materials are available in some cases.

Oxford University Catalogues of Archives and Manuscripts  
The Bodleian Library’s online catalogues of Western Manuscripts, including full catalogues and brief collection-level descriptions of all catalogued collections.

KVK – Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (Karlsruhe Virtueller Katalog)  
Global search of e-texts across an international range of library catalogs and other databases.

List of national and state libraries  
National libraries are usually notable for their size, compared to that of other libraries in the same country. Some national libraries may be thematic or specialized in some specific domains, beside or in replacement of the ‘main’ national library.

Public Libraries   
The “Public Records Search” and “People Search” services on are powered by PeopleSmart.

Western European Library Catalogs  
The European Library offers free access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe. You can search cross-library or make a specific selection. There is a wealth of information about each collection and its services at this site. The site provides a list of links to the online services of each library, the information pages of the national libraries, exhibitions and many other options.

List of national and state libraries  
A national library is specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the pre-eminent repository of information for that country. Unlike public libraries, they rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works; such as the Gutenberg Bible. National libraries are usually notable for their size,

Copac Database Contributing libraries list   
The following lists the university and other libraries that contribute records to Copac. Each library name links to information about the library, including contact details and location.The presence of all the UK copyright libraries ensures broad coverage of UK materials, whilst the range and depth of the many research libraries and specialist collections makes Copac an ideal resource for tracking down hard to find documents or exploring materials on a particular subject.

Academic Libraries In Japa   
This is a listing of english version web site maintained by research or academic libraries in Japan. ( includes some library associations.)

Libraries of the World   
retired librarian Sylvia Milne. I have been browsing the World Wide Web for several years now and have discovered many useful sites. When I worked at the University of Chester, I set up and edited CHESweb as a way of drawing the attention of staff and students to relevant Internet resources. , a directory of library resource links organized by American States .

Archives Hub  
A gateway to higher education archives in the UK, including brief descriptions of catalogued Bodleian manuscript collections

ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented,

Presidential Recordings Program  
Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. Through a combination of historical research and annotated transcripts the Presidential Recordings Program aims to make these remarkable historical sources more accessible to scholars, teachers, students, and the public.

Virginia Heritage Database  
Virginia Heritage indexes finding aids (collection descriptions) to manuscripts and archival materials held by libraries across Virginia. These finding aids may link to digitized versions of these materials, but the majority of these collections have not yet been digitized. 1607-present.

ThomasNet Product Catalog   
ThomasNet provides information and reports on products, services, and suppliers of products manufactured in North America where you can place orders online; view and download millions of computer aided design (CAD) drawings; view thousands of online company catalogs and websites.

Library and Archives Canada   
Library and Archives Canada holds a vast collection of Canadian literature, including translations of these works into other languages, as well as a significant collection of Canadian children’s literature which includes original children’s book illustrations and manuscripts. Library and Archives Canada’s holdings also include manuscripts, galley proofs, letters, audio and video recordings, book illustrations, photographs, journals and notebooks.

The Online Books Page 
The Online Books Page is a catalog with links to freely accessible ebooks online. The index allows search and browsing by title, author, and subject, but not full-text searching.

National Geographic Virtual Library   
National Geographic and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have partnered to bring vast resources to digital life with National Geographic Virtual Library. Now you have access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Internet Archive Open Library 
The Internet Archive Open Library is a catalog of book record, plus links to many freely available ebooks. Use it to identify books that may be in our local collection or requestable through interlibrary loan. You can also limit to ebooks, most of which are available in PDF and ePub formats.

Florida History Fair Resources  
More than 300,000 individual records from select collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Most collections on this page have been digitized in their entirety.

Global Music Archive   
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and North and South America, with particular emphasis on the African Diaspora. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American traditional and popular music through its own activities and its support for the activities of others. The Archive is housed within the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library in Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. It includes public rooms for the study of materials, and audio and video listening and viewing facilities.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)   
There are nearly 950 data files included in the ARDA collection. You can browse files by category, alphabetically, view the newest additions, most popular files, or search for a file. Once you select a file you can preview the results, read about how the data were collected, review the survey questions asked, save selected survey questions to your own file, and/or download the data file.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History  
The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The department houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history.

West Virginia Archives and History   
Whether studying for the Golden Horseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections and other materials available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.

The Polish State Archives   
Three archives of a central based in Warsaw: Central Archives of Historical Records – storing manufactured prior to 1918. Files of the central government and some provincial archives, and families about the importance of national, Archives of New – storing manufactured after 1918 . Records of the central authorities, institutions and associations nationwide, the legacy of prominent political activists and social National Digital Archives – storing documentation photo- and phonographic and film formed from the beginning of the twentieth century. read more

Swedish Archives   
Welcome to the National Archives With us, you can search for documents from the Middle Ages onwards, both from the authorities, organizations and individuals. One of our missions is to make this heritage available to all. We are located in several locations in the country, select city from the list to get to our local pages.

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  
​In November 1935 Kentuckians went to the polls in record numbers to elect young populist Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler as Kentucky’s 41st governor. Chandler’s landslide provided a strong mandate for reform. Only 83 days into his term, Chandler called the legislature into special session to enact the most sweeping reorganization in the history of Kentucky’s state government, cutting the number of departments from 26 to 9. Chandler told Kentuckians that his plan would reduce cost and increase efficiency while giving “the Governor a chance to be a good Governor” (Chandler). Quickly passed by the General Assembly, the reorganization brought together the library and archives functions of state government for the first time in the same department.

Kansas State Historical Society 
Kansas Historical Society Established in 1875, the Historical Society is a state agency, which safeguards and shares the state’s history. We touch Kansans’ lives every day through our programs like the Kansas Museum of History.

State Historical Society of Iowa   The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, research centers, preservation office, and eight historic sites. The society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide programs, exhibitions and projects while serving as an advocate for Iowa’s past and connector to the future.

Indiana Archives and Records Administration   Under Director and State Archivist Jim Corridan, the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA) assists State and local governments in the cost-effective, efficient and secure management of governmental records, by providing services throughout the life cycle of records, including creation, use, storage, and disposition.

Illinois State Archives   
The Illinois State Archives serves by law as the depository of public records of Illinois state and local governmental agencies which possess permanent administrative, legal, or historical research values. Its collections do not include manuscript, newspaper, or other nonofficial sources.

Archives RW Warrant Search  
Under the terms of the Proclamation of 1763, issued by England’s King George III, soldiers who served in the French & Indian War and Lord Dunmore’s War were paid with bounty land warrants. The soldier’s rank determined the acreage awarded by the warrant. The warrants were used to obtain land patents.

Archives of the Episcopal Church USA  
The Church’s Archives traces its beginnings to the early 19th century and a point in time when it was unclear that The Episcopal Church had a credible future in the United States. The combination of its association with the Church of England, the anti-episcopal sentiment of a republican and egalitarian culture, and the sweeping embrace of fervent religion in the two Great Awakenings offered faint prospects for a Church that had yet discovered how to graft its Anglican inheritance of moderation in matters of worship and religious discourse on the American landscape.

Idaho State Archives Collections   
The Idaho State Archives provides public access and archival management for the State of Idaho’s permanent records – records of enduring legal, historical or cultural value. Permanent government records are transferred to the archives when retired by the agencies and offices that create them, following a detailed retention schedule. The Archives also collects a broad range of documents and other resources which bear significance to the history of Idaho and surrounding region. View an outline of our holdings below to begin exploring Idaho history through primary resources!

Georgia Troup County Archives   
The Troup County Historical Society was founded in April, 1972, as the Ocfuskee Historical Society. The name changed in 1981. The purpose of the Troup County Historical Society is “to increase and diffuse knowledge and a greater appreciation of sites, structures, events, personalities, and all other things which pertain to the development of Troup County, Georgia,

Finland Public Archives  
The National Archives Service Archives Service is to ensure the preservation of documents belonging to the national cultural heritage and to promote their use in research. This also involves the research and development activities in the field.

England, Wales and the United Kingdom  
We are both the custodian of the public record and the government’s expert in the management, preservation and use of information. We are uniquely placed by virtue of our history, responsibilities and expertise to provide trusted and independent advice and services across government and the wider public sector.

Danish State Archives   
The Danish National Archives collects and stores historic sources and makes them available to the public. Our Reading Rooms are open to all who wish to use the records, Parish Registers, census lists, financial accounts and other types of unique documents, registers and files.

Connecticut State Archives  
Since 1855 the Connecticut State Library has acquired historical records from the three branches of State government. In 1909, the General Assembly made the State Library the official State Archives. The Archives contains more than 43,000 cubic feet of records documenting the evolution of state public policy and its implementation, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of Connecticut and its people.

Colorado State Archives   
The State of Colorado’s Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) provides centralized human resources, information, tools, resources and materials needed for the State of Colorado government to function. The Department provides the infrastructure by which the rest of State government operates. The programs and services provided by DPA are vitally important to the efficient and effective operation of State government.

Library and Archives Canada   
Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection is the shared documentary heritage of all Canadians and spans the entire history of our country. The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians.

The Archives of Ontario   
Since 1903 the Archives of Ontario has been providing innovative leadership in collecting, managing and preserving the records of the Government of Ontario and promoting and facilitating their use by present and future generations. The Archives of Ontario is the second largest archives in Canada and provides a window into the past for all Ontarians, connecting us with our ancestors, our communities and our government.

Alabama Department of Archives and History 
“We tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history.”

DataCite Metadata Search

DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. Our goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence.

Free (DOI) Look up

Crossref currently provides a number of ways for you to locate a DOI. If you have bibliographic data for a item and would like to find the DOI, please use the metadata section of this form. If you only have an article title and author, please use the article title search section of this form. If you have the text of a bibliographic reference, please use our Simple Text Query service. If you are a developer and wish to submit a raw XML query use the XML form section of this page.

International DOI Foundation (IDF)

This is the web site of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), a not-for-profit membership organization that is the governance and management body for the federation of Registration Agencies providing Digital Object Identifier (DOI) services and registration, and is the registration authority for the ISO standard (ISO 26324) for the DOI system. The DOI system provides a technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers, called DOIs, for use on digital networks.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It is a hub that connects researchers and research through the embedding of ORCID identifiers in key workflows, such as research profile maintenance, manuscript submissions, grant applications, and patent applications.

EIDR – A universal unique identifier for movie and television assets 
EIDR is a universal unique identifier system for movie and television assets. From top level titles, edits, and DVDs, to encodings, clips and mash-ups, EIDR provides global unique identifiers for the entire range of audiovisual object types that are relevant to entertainment commerce.

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)  
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP.

DataCite API v2 for datacentres  
The purpose of this document is to explain how to register datasets via our RESTful API. Registration is open for research organisations (datacentres) associated with DataCite members (allocators).

Search mEDRA DOI metadata   
mEDRA is the multilingual European Registration Agency of DOI, the standard persistent identifier for any form of intellectual property on a digital network.

DOI Citation Formatter  
Generate your references automatically with our easy-to-use citation formatting tool.

DataCite Metadata Schema   
The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for an accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions.

Register DOIs   –
These forms allow you to enter metadata and register DOIs. Review the help documentation for details.

DOIS For Books  
CrossRef encourages members to assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to books for reference linking. Since CrossRef began accepting book deposits in 2006, the number of books in the system has grown dramatically.

Using DOIs for Books in the Mobile Environment  
There is a great deal of confusion today regarding the use of identifiers for eBooks. The most widely used identifier, the ISBN, is often used incorrectly; the ISTC, an identifier designed to address the need for a “Work” identifier, is seldom used; and other identifiers are used for various types of books, components of books, or for various purposes in editorial, production, manufacturing, and distribution workflows.