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IndCat: Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities

IndCat is unified Online Library Catalogues of books, theses and journals available in major university libraries in India. The union database contains bibliographic description, location and holdings information for books, journals and theses in all subject areas available in more than 112 university libraries across the country. This database is prepared by INFLIBNET. A Web-based interface is designed to provide easy access to the merged catalogues. This new interface has additional features of advanced search, search within the single library, and restrict the search to one particular state. The records can be downloaded and can easily merged in to SOUL software or any another software which adheres to MARC 21.


The IndCat is a major source of bibliographic information that can be used for inter-library loan, collections development as well as for copy cataloguing and retro-conversion of bibliographic records. The IndCat consists three components available in open access to users and librarians.



  • Books: Over ten millions bibliographical records of books from more than 112 university libraries. 
  • Theses: Doctoral theses submitted to various Indian universities till date.
  • Serials: Currently subscribed journals by the universities and holdings information on serials available in various university libraries.


Database                                     No.of Records                                   No. of Universities

Books                                            10697998                                             112

Theses                                          220206                                                  238

Current Series                               22471                                                    200

Serial Holdings                             50164                                                    89

For moredetail & access link: http://unicat.inflibnet.ac.in:8080/unicat/

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  1. February 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Colleague

    I’m author of the book

    Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines

    Taylor & Francis/CRC press, Feb 2008

    I appreciate knowing the libraries containing my book in Indcat system

    Thanks a lot

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