Apart from swisscovery, there are other catalogues you can consult if you cannot find a book. Some large and common ones are listed below.
- BAFU Publications
- E-Books Directory
E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.
- Directory of Open Access Books
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) aggregates metadata for more than 1,000 academic, open access e-books from 35 publishers; each book record has a link to the full text of the monograph on the publisher's website or repository. All books listed in DOAB are subjected to independent and external peer review prior to publication.
- Google Books
Readers can preview up to 20% of the pages of most out-of-print books for free. They can also view and download the out-of-copyright books.
- KVK – Karslruhe Virtual Catalog
Meta search interface for more than 500 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogues worldwide. Good for searching the holdings of European libraries.
- Open Library
Open Library is a catalog with well over 20 million edition records online and access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon.
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It includes the holdings for thousands of academic, public, special and national libraries worldwide.