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RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network, is an information management and retrieval system used by hundreds of comprehensive research libraries, archival repositories, museums, academic, public, law, technical, and corporate libraries for cataloging, interlibrary loan, and archives and manuscripts control, and to build an international database of bibliographic information which includes:

Bibliographic database - an online union catalog of more than 63 million items, reflecting combined holdings of members of The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG) and other RLIN users, which can be searched several ways:
  • Via Eureka - for an easy-to-use interface
  • Via Zephyr - for a familiar interface provided by a local Z39.50 client
  • Via RLIN - for library technical processing functions

ESTC -- The English Short Title Catalogue - An invaluable research tool for scholars interested in the English language, literature, and culture, which can be searched several ways:
  • Via Eureka - for an easy-to-use interface
  • Via Zephyr - for a familiar interface provided by a local Z39.50 client
  • Via RLIN - for library technical processing functions

Authority files - the Library of Congress's Name Authority and Subject Authority files and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, which can all be searched via RLIN and Zephyr.

Special databases - SCIPIO (Art Sales Catalog Database) and the RLG Conspectus Online, which can be searched via RLIN.

You can search RLIN by:

Other RLIN features for effective searching:

RLIN pricing is based on the number of searches used. Searches are available in blocks at discounted rates.

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To open an individual searching account for use over the Internet, or to establish an institutional searching agreement, contact:

The RLG Information Center
e-mail: bl.ric@rlg.org

Information about RLIN


Last updated 10/96
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