When you start looking for a source that is not available in your College or University library, you have several other options. You can look for it

The majority of these institutions have an online catalogue, which means you do not need to phone, email or go there. However, before choosing the institution that you think is the most likely to have your source remember that many countries (including the United Kingdom and France) have META-OPACs, that is, online catalogues which collect all the OPACs of a certain area. COPAC, for example, collect major British OPACs; CCFR collects French major online catalogues. And there are even META-OPACs which allow you to do online bibliographical searches of different national OPACs at once. This facility gives you the greatest overview of what is available on a trans-national level. We therefore suggest you should start by having a look at the META-OPACs relevant to Czech Studies, included in our

Although META-OPACs permit you to scan a massive amount of books (authors, titles, and subjects), this information will not include any articles. So, if you are looking for secondary literature, especially articles and chapters in books, the best way of resourcing these materials is to consult the

MLA International Bibliography which will be available on CD-ROM or in print at your University Library. The MLA International Bibliography provides a listing and subject index for books and articles published in modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It indexes over 50000 books and articles each year.

3. Resources in the Rest of the World

3.2 Cultural Institutions

Czech Centres. A list of Czech Cultural Centres abroad.

Czech Center in New York.

Czech meetup. A site assisting people interested in the Czech Republic to arrange regional meetings.

Hurontaria. A Czech expatriate forum in Canada.

American Czech Educational Centre. A site dedicated to Czech and Slovak News and Culture

Cesky Dialog. A magazine in Czech for expatriates around the world as well as those living in the Czech Republic.

Csplanet. This website provides useful information about and for the Czech and Slovak community in the USA.

Czechs and Slovaks Worldwide and their Culture. The official site of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU). Provides information about Czech-Americans.

The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society (CGSI) promotes Czechoslovak genealogical research and interest among people with ancestry in the Czechoslovak region as it was in 1918 including families of Czech, Bohemian, Moravian, Slovak, German, Hungarian, Jewish, Rusyn, and Silesian origin.

Brown University Online Czech Anthology. This website is a good starting point for anyone wanting to read Czech literature in the original language. It contains excerpts from Capek and Hasek with voice recordings and vocabulary links.