Other catalogues

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
    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.