Special Collections

Tools for Access to Primary Resources

This page provides links to additional online resources including databases and catalogs.

ArchiveGrid is a collection of over four million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web

Archives HUB
A national gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.

Copyright Renewal Database
(Stanford University)

Copyright Term and Public Domain in the United States (chart)
(Cornell University)

Directory of Institutions in the United States and Canada with Pre-1600 Manuscript Holdings
(Bibliographical Society of America)

English Short Title Catalog (ESTC)
(British Library)

FOB: Firms Out of Business
A database of publishing, literary, and other firms out of business

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
NUCMC Z39.50 Gateway to the RLIN AMC (Archival and Mixed Collections) file | NUCMC Z39.50 Gateway to OCLC MSS Records

DELCAT Discovery

(Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries)

PACSCL – Search Backlog (PACSCL Survey Database)
Search the backlog assessment survey of 22 Philadelphia-area institutions, including UD holdings.

PACSCL – Search Finding Aids (PACSCL Finding Aids)
Site provides access to finding aids for manuscript and archival collections held by its members, a group of 35 libraries and archives, including UD holdings.

Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Over 60,000 catalog descriptions of manuscripts written prior to 1600 derived primarily from auction and dealer records; created and maintained by Lawrence J. Schoenberg, and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

WATCH: Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders
A database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.

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