A union catalog
is a combined library catalog
describing the collections of a number of libraries
. Union catalogs have been created in a range of media, including book
and more recently, networked electronic databases
. Print union catalogs are typically arranged by title, author or subject (often employing a controlled vocabulary
); electronic versions typically support keyword and Boolean
Union catalogs are useful to librarians
, as they assist in locating and requesting materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan
service. They also allow researchers to search through collections to which they would not otherwise have access, such as manuscript
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