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*[ Amherst College]
*[ Amherst College] (by license)
*[ British History Online] (by license)

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*[ British Library catalogue]
*[ British Library catalogue]
*[ Copac] (union catalogues of ~90 major UK and Irish libraries)
*[ Copac] (union catalogues of ~90 major UK and Irish libraries)
*Heritage of the Printed Book (by license; coming)
*[ Library of Congress online catalog]
*[ Library of Congress online catalog]
*[ Library of Congress Prints & Photographs]
*[ Library of Congress Prints & Photographs]

Revision as of 13:26, 25 November 2015

This article lists resources catalogers will find useful for bibliographical and biographical reference.

General reference


Research databases

Library and union catalogs

Sources for librarianship

Material description / provenance

Art reference


Catalogues raisonnés


Biographical information


Actors and other theater folk

  • Harvard Theatre Collection. Catalogue of dramatic portraits in the Theatre Collection of the Harvard College Library. (charged to Cat. Office)
  • Highfill, Philip H. A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800
    • RR Ref PN2597.H5 Copy 1; copy 2 on Deck B
  • Wearing, J.P. American and British theatrical biography
    • PN2285.W42 1979
  • Who's who in the theatre
    • PN2012.W5 (recent editions in RR)
    • 4th ed. (1922) in Art Dept. PN2012.W5
  • Who's who on the stage, 1908 (American)

Artists, printmakers, print publishers

  • Bénézit, E. Dictionary of artists
    • Deck A-Ref. N40 .B4713 2006
  • Houfe, Simon. Dictionary of British book illustrators and caricaturists, 1800-1914
    • DeckA-Art Curator NC978 .H7 Art Dept. [Collection Information Services Office]
  • Wood, Christopher. Dictionary of Victorian painters.
    • DeckA-Art Curator ND467 .W6 1978 Art Dept. [Collection Information Services Office]
  • British Museum name authority file
    • (pick "People" from the "Category" drop-down)
  • Union List of Artist Names online (Getty Research Institute)
  • rkdartists& database (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History)

Booksellers, printers, book publishers




  • Grove music online
    • via link to New Grove dictionary of music and musicians on Amherst databases; comprises the New Grove dictionary of music, New Grove dictionary of opera, and New Grove dictionary of jazz
  • The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians, 1980
    • ML100.N4 R.R.




British and Irish

  • Alumni Cantabrigienses
    • LF124 .A2 1900a Part 1 (to 1751) in Cataloging Office; Part 1 & 2 (1751-1900) in Reading Room.
  • Alumni Oxonienses, (British History Online; by license)
    • Print version: LF524 .A22 1500–1714a copy 2 Cat. Dept.
  • Betham, William. The baronetage of England, or, The history of the English baronets, and such baronets of Scotland, as are of English families
    • CS424 .B56 Cage, v.1-5
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History (Brepolis)
  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, 1847
  • Cokayne, George E. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom
    • CS421 .C71 R.R
  • Cokayne, George E. Complete baronetage, 1900-1909
    • CS424 .C6
  • English Book Owners in the Seventeenth Century
  • Oxford dictionary of national biography, 2004-
  • Victoria history of the counties of England
    • in New Reading Room, DA670.1, arranged alphabetically by county
  • Who was who
    • Deck A-Ref. DA28 .W65





  • Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-; up to v. 19 (La Valĺe) only.
    • CT143.D5 RR-Ref


  • Allgemeine deutsche Biographie & Neue deutsche Biographie
    • RR Desk: CD-Rom 42; index to the print ADB and NDB
  • Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 1875-1912
    • CT1053 .A5 Deck A Ref.
  • Neue deutsche Biographie, 1956-,
    • CT1053 .N5 Deck A Ref.




British books


  • Catalogue of English broadsides, 1505-1897
    • Z2027.B8 L6
    • Cite as: Crawford, J.L.L. Engl. broadsides

Continental books

General European






  • Clubb, L.G. Italian plays (1500-1700) in the Folger Library. Z881.F6 copy 3 Acq. Dept.
  • Cosenza, M.E. Biographical and bibliographical dictionary of the Italian printers, and of foreign printers in Italy from the introduction of the art of printing into Italy to 1800. Z155 .C6 (Cataloging Office)
  • EDIT 16
  • Florio's 1611 Italian/English dictionary


Controlled vocabularies

Geographic place names


  • British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800
    • Z5352 .H3 Deck A Ref.
    • Cite as: Henrey, B. Brit. botanical lit.

Legal documents

  • Tudor and Stuart proclamations, 1485-1714
    • DA310 .C725 copy 2 Cat. Dept.
    • Cite as: Crawford, J.L.L. Royal proclamations, 1485-1714


Modern materials cataloging

Material-specific cataloging resources

Other resources

Externally-created macro dictionaries

Shakespeare bibliographies


  • Blinn, Hansjürgen & Wolf Gerhard Schmidt. Shakespeare-deutsch: Bibliographie der Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen. 2003
  • PR2971.G3 B57 2003
  • See also the Folgerpedia supplement to this work


  • Langhans, E.A. Eighteenth century British and Irish promptbooks, 1987
    • PN2593 L2 copy 2, charged to Cataloging Dept
  • Oxford companion to the theatre
    • PN2035 .H3 1983 RR
  • Shattuck, C.H. The Shakespeare promptbooks, 1965
    • PR3091 .S4 copy 6 Cat. Dept.


  • Bibliography of English poetical miscellanies, 1521-1750
    • Z2014.P7 C3 Copy 1 Cat. Dept.
    • Cite as: Case, A.E. Poetical miscellanies
  • Catalogue of a collection of English ballads of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries
    • Z2014.B2 L7
    • Cite as: Crawford, J.L.L. Engl. ballads
  • English verse, 1701-1750
    • Z2014.P7 F6 copy 2 Cat. Dept.
    • Cite as: Foxon