Guide to the Research Collections

- Section -- I -- GENERAL MATERIALS
- PART ONE
- 3 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
- BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Specific Aspects of the Bibliography Collection
- National and Trade Bibliographies

National and Trade Bibliographies

This is a comprehensive collection with complete files of series such as the Publishers' Trade List Annual, Bibliographie de la France, and Reference Catalogue of Current Literature. Historically the collections have excellent coverage for the United States, England, most European countries, and the USSR. There are substantial holdings of Latin American bibliographies, but only a fair representation for Oriental countries. Currently the library receives 130 national bibliographies, but the holdings from those countries where bibliographical facilities are not well established have many gaps. There is a concentrated effort, however, to keep the files of all national bibliographies as current and complete as possible.