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WorldCat includes the holdings for more than 45,000 academic, public, special and national libraries from 84 countries. Displays which local libraries own items. Use to initiate your ILL request for materials not owned by the U of C.
Free access to the WorldCat database. This version presents information in a slightly different way and does not offer FindIt links for off-campus users.
CRL is a consortium of North American academic and independent research libraries. Its shared collections include newspapers (foreign, domestic, and specialized), foreign doctoral dissertations, and other traditional materials. Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials from CRL. CRL is located on the south side of the U of C campus.
Provides information about the collections of many Illinois academic and research libraries. Participating libraries are collectively referred to as the I-Share libraries. Currently, there are 71 I-Share libraries and more than 30 million library items represented in the I-Share catalog. The UofC does not participate in I-Share but items in these libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
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Hyde Park Area Libraries
- Bechtold Library (Catholic Theological Union)
- JKM Library
Serves the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
- NORC (National Opinion Research Center)
National Library Catalogs
- Library of Congress
- National Library of Medicine
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France
- British Library
- Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue
Chicago Area Libraries
- Art Institute of Chicago (Ryerson and Burnham)
- Chicago History Museum
- Chicago Public Library (CPL)
- DePaul University
- Donors Forum
- Loyola University
- Wiggin Library (Meadville Lombard Seminary)
- Newberry Library
Catalogs of Archival Collections
- Archival Research Catalog of the National Archives
- Archives Hub
- Archives USA
- National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections