Spanish and Hispanic

Spanish resources

4. virtual resources

4.4 metaopacs

British META-OPACs

This is the most searched British META-OPAC. It contains the online catalogue of 22 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland, plus the British Library catalogue. 

The Handbook 
The site is a searchable directory of Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies research resources in the UK. The research portal is provided by the Institute for the Study of the Americas, in association with JISLAC, SLAS, SCS and the British Academy. The site displays lists of academic staff, theses in progress or completed in Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies, and a database of UK universities that run courses focused on Latin America and/or the Caribbean.

Spanish and Hispanic META-OPACs

Catálogo Colectivo Patrimonio Bibliografico Español - CCPB
The Spanish Bibliographic Heritage Union Catalogue is geared to inventory and describe the bibliographic heritage in Spanish public and private libraries. In August 2003, this catalogue contained 580,821 records describing different editions of material printed between the 15th and 21st centuries, and also information about 1,323,946 holdings placed in approximately 625 libraries.

Bibliotecas españolas y de todo el mundo 
This is a portal listing and giving direct online access to all major Spanish and foreign libraries.

Bibliotecas y centros de documentación en RedIRIS 
The 'Spanish research and academic libraries' catalogue enables you to search through all major Spanish research libraries.

Dialnet - Universidad de La Rioja
This search engine allows you to search through 56 Spanish and Latin American University libraries, four public libraries (including Spain's Biblioteca Nacional), and 10 specialised libraries.

Transnational META-OPACs

Karlsruhe Virtueller Katalog - KVK
The wonderful University of Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue allows you to search all the major libraries and national Opacsin the world at once. This is a truly indispensable resource.