TELNET searching for books
(Need help on how to use TELNET?)
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Universities and other academic institutions provide online search facilities for books and periodicals, often by author, title, classification system etc. Connection is usually by telnet for which a username and password is required. The libraries given on these pages are open to you online, but you should remember that they are used by research workers and university staff and students and are therefore very busy.
GEGNIR - National Library of Iceland searchable Telnet interface. There are 2 ways of getting joined directly to the library:
1. Just click on this GEGNIR link. Your TELNET application should start automatically. Then follow on-screen instructions.
2. Start your TELNET application independently of your browser and
follow these instructions.
The Open University (UK) - this has a very friendly (for telnet) user interface. Once connected, Icelandic users can choose Icelandic working via GEGNIR.
The Library of Congress (Telnet access) - Very useful, though not the friendliest interface.
The Science Museum Library, London - very large collection of scientific books and journals, international coverage.
WWW searchable libraries
Library of Congress Catalogs - QUICK SEARCH - very simple: enter either title words or author name. Works amazingly well.
The Library of Congress - BROWSE SEARCH - you can access catalogues for books, journals and maps directly from your Web Browser. Search options include subject, author, title, Dewey number and many more. This is probably one of the easiest ways of finding books and journal articles.
CISTI HIA Library - the library of the Canadian Astronomy Data Center. You won´t be able to access the books or slide collections, but it will give you good information on book titles and articles in journals as well as preprints. Easy search.
Other book-related searches - for books currently in print and new books.
John Wiley- search John Wiley, publishers, for books, periodicals and journals.