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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Guide to Peru : Catalogs

UIUC Library Catalogs

UIUC Online Catalog: This catalog searches for items in the UIUC collection.

Classic Catalog: The same as the UIUC Online Catalog, except you can additionally search by call number.

I-Share:  Searches for items in more than 80 academic libraries in Illinois, including UIUC. A patron is able to request materials and have them sent to any library on UIUC.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): This allows the user to borrow materials on a global scale. If there is an item that is not available through UIUC or the I-Share catalog, a user is able to request it through the ILL.


A user can search by keyword, title, and subject headings. Some suggestions for subject headings are:

  • Peru-Bibliography-Catalogs
  • Ethnology-Peru-Bibliography
  • Indians of South America-Peru-Bibliography
  • Peru-Imprints-Catalogs
  • Early Printed Books-Peru-Catalogs

Other Catalogs

WorldCat: This catalog allows the users to request books that are not available through the UIUC Catalog and I-Share. Items take a couple of weeks to arrive, so it would be best to plan ahead.

Library of Congress: The catalog for the Library of Congress. The user will also find additional resources like finding aids or e-resources catalog.

Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs: This provides a list of other library catalogs and links. It is organized by alphabetical order.