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VIAF: The Virtual International Authority File
The VIAF® (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service. The goal of the service is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and making that information available on the Web. Learn more .
VIAF Contributors
Library of Congress/NACO
National Library of Mexico
British Library
Library and Archives Canada
National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
National Library of New Zealand
National Library of Scotland
National Library of South Africa
National Library of Wales
German National Library
National Library of France
National Library of Sweden
National Library of Australia
National Library of Spain
National Library of Portugal
National Library of Brazil
Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of the Italian libraries
National Library of the Czech Republic
National Library of Israel
Israel Museum
Library of Alexandria, Egypt
Vatican Library
Swiss National Library
Library and Archives Canada
Union List of Artist Names [Getty Research Institute]
NUKAT Center of Warsaw University Library
National Széchényi Library, Hungary
RERO - Library Network of Western Switzerland
Sudoc [ABES], France
Flemish Public Libraries
National Library of Russia
National Library of the Netherlands
National Library of Greece
National Library of Argentina
National Library of Norway
DBC (Danish Bibliographic Center)
Danish Agency for Culture
National Diet Library, Japan
NII (Japan)
National Library Board, Singapore
National Library of Latvia
National Library of Poland
National Library of Catalonia
Lebanese National Library
Syriac Reference Portal
National Library of Ireland
National and University Library in Zagreb
National Central Library, Taiwan
National Library and Archives of Québec
National Library of Korea
National Library of Luxembourg
National Library of Chile
National Library of Morocco
xA Extended Authorities
xR Extended Relationships
FAST Subjects
National Library of Estonia
National and University Library of Iceland (NULI)
Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale, Inc. (RILM)
International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM)
National Library of Lithuania
Slovak National Library
United Arab Emirates University
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The search box at the top of this page searches a merged view of VIAF derived from the name authority and related bibliographic data of the participating libraries.
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