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Last updated on
April 10, 2015


Reference Resources

Commercial resources available only through a networked computer with a Yale IP address.

  1. AMICUS (Registered Users Page)
  2. Art History Related Website (YUL Arts Library)
  3. Biography Reference Center
  4. Biography Resources (Authority Control at Yale)
  5. Britannica Academic Edition
  6. Chicago Manual of Style Online
  7. Columbia Encyclopedia
  8. Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
  9. Encyclopedia Judaica
  10. Routledge religion online
  11. Geographic Names (LC) --How to use GNIS and GNS.
    1. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
    2. GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
  12. Google translate
  13. Grove Dictionary of Art Online
  14. iLoveLanguages
  15. Lexibase-Collins Bi-lingual Dictionaries (Chinese-English, English, French-English, German-English, Italian-English, Polish-English, Portuguese-English, Russian-English, Spanish-English)
  16. Linguistics (Yale)
  17. Netlingo
  18. New Catholic Encyclopedia
  19. OneLook Dictionary Search
  20. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  21. Oxford English Dictionary
  22. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  23. Unicode Page
  24. Web Resources for SACO Proposals (PCC)
  25. Merriam-Webster Unabridged
  26. Wikipedia Main Page
  27. Yale Library Subject Guides


  1. Bibframe.org
  2. Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services Adobe Portable Document File

Cataloging Manuals

  1. Cataloging Practices Manual (Columbia U.)
  2. Cornell University Technical Services Manual
  3. Penn State 
  4. Princeton Cataloging Manual
  5. Tulane Cataloging Department 



  1. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records 
  2. Functional Requirements for Authority Data: a Conceptual Model Adobe Portable Document File
  3. Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD) - A Conceptual Model Adobe Portable Document File
  4. Statement of International Cataloguing Principles Adobe Portable Document File

Library of Congress/PCC

  1. Home Page
  2. LC Tools & Resources for Librarians
  3. Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (Formerly: CPSO & Acquisitions websites)
  4. CDS Home Page
  5. Free PDF Versions of Selected CDS Documents
  7. U.S. MARC Advisory Committee/MARBI
  8. Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)
  9. PCC Vision, Mission, and Strategic Directions 2015-2017 Adobe Portable Document File new icon
  10. RDA Bibco Standard Record MAP (PCC) Adobe Portable Document File new gif
    1. Characteristics of the Bibco Standard Record (PCC rev. August 2012) Adobe Portable Document File 
    2. PCC Site for the BSR (includes both RDA and AACR2 MAPs)

Metadata Resources

  1. Metadata Committee for Digital Assets
  2. Metadata Blog (ALA)

Technical Services Web Sites

  1. Cataloger's Toolbox
  2. OLAC home page
  3. Resources for the Rare Materials Cataloger (RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee)
  4. Tools for Serials Catalogers
  5. TPOT (U. C. San Diego)
  6. Links to Technical Services websites (LIS wiki)