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[Last update: 12 June 2014]

Search and indexing tools

This is a presentation of tools for searching and indexing used in the Council of Europe.
triangle WebCAT: union catalogue

WebCAT is the online catalogue of the central archives, and of some libraries and information centres of the Council of Europe. It contains several thousands of bibliographic data Council of Europe documents and publications since 1949 which some provide links to full texts.

- Access to the collection of the Central Archives
- Access to other collections
- Access to all collections

Due to regular backup procedure the web catalogues are not available between 22:00 and 24:00 (GMT+1:00)

Search help

- WebCAT: basic functions
- Classification plan
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about WebCAT
- Council of Europe Web Catalogue: Illustrated Guide (PowerPoint)

triangle ArchivalWare: electronic archives

Access point to the digital collections of the central archives, including audio recordings and image files, and an increasing collection of external documents. ArchivalWare can be accessed via WebCAT or directly.

More information

- Functional relationship between WebCAT and ArchivalWare

triangle Black Book

Index of the thematic files of the central archives
triangle Catalogues of the former library of the Council of Europe

Search tools of the former library of the Council of Europe
triangle CERES: list of controlled subjects

Bilingual (English-French) list of controlled subjects composed of more than 1700 descriptors and about 900 non-descriptors in each language
triangle WebCAT - Manual for cataloguing [fr]

This manual presents the Council of Europe cataloguing rules. They are based on the cataloguing rules AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition) and the MARC 21 standard (MAchine-Readable Cataloging, 21st century) for computerised cataloguing. The manual is currently available only in French.