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Concordia University

Archives and Special Collections Shared Catalogue

Visual Collections Repository (VCR) (Fine Arts)
Includes the Slide Collection, Digital Image Repository, and the Moving Image Collection

Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (CWAHI)
Includes the Artist Database and Documentation Centre

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Quebec university libraries

The Sofia Discovery tool allows users to not only search their university library's collections, but also extend the results to every Quebec university library to see which items are available in each institution in real time. This allows for a simplified and broader access to the resources of Quebec's 18 academic libaries through shared collections (over 20 million physical items). The user can select an English or French interface.

To search all Quebec university library collections

  • Go to the Sofia Discovery tool;
  • Enter your search keyword/phrase; and
  • On the results page, on the left under "Library", select the scope of your search (e.g., "Bibliothèques universitaires du Québec" will show results from all Quebec university libraries).

The academic libraries of Quebec do not share electronic resources (databases, journal articles and ebooks) due to the nature of library agreements with publishers and vendors.

To search the individual collections of other Quebec university libraries

Go directly to the advanced search in their version of the Sofia Discovery tool:

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Combined searches / union catalogues

- Access is Restricted to Concordia Users

  • Voilà (Canada's National Union Catalogue from Library and Archives Canada, replaces AMICUS) (about Voil&eagrave;)
  • Library Hub Discover (database of 170 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues)
  • Europeana (combined resources of major European national libraries)
  • WorldCat (Web interface: searches more than 10,000 member institutions worldwide)
  • Access is Restricted to Concordia Users WorldCat (FirstSearch interface: searches more than 10,000 member institutions worldwide)
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