Standard Reference Works

National Imprint Bibliographies | Dictionaries of Pseudonymous and Anonymous Literature | Biographical Dictionaries | Printers and Publishers | Miscellaneous

NB: These suggested citations are meant for use in 500 and 510 fields in bibliographic records; for suggested citations in the 670 field of authority records, see: Biographical Resources at Yale

Citations in italics are not listed in Standard Citation Forms for Rare Materials Cataloging

National Imprint Bibliographies

United States

Author Title Cite as Coverage Location
  National Union Catalog National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints   Cat. Dept, SML
Curator's hall, BRBL
Evans, C. American bibliography Evans, C. American bibliography 1639-1799 sml,ref Z1215 +A3
Shaw, R.R.
Shoemaker, R.H.
American bibliography Shaw, R.R. American bibliography 1801-1819 sml,ref Z1215 A32
bein,ref
Shoemaker, R.H. Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829 Shoemaker, R.H. Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829 1820-1829 sml,ref Z1215 A33
bein,ref
  Checklist of American imprints Checklist of American imprints 1830-1846 sml,ref Z1215 A33
bein,ref
Roorbach, O.A. Bibliotheca americana Roorbach, O.A. Bibliotheca americana 1820-1861 sml,ref Z1215 A34 1939
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time   sml,y X401 868
bein,ref Z1201 S22

Great Britain

Author Title Cite as Coverage Location
British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books General catalogue of printed books British Museum. General catalogue of printed books   sml,ref Z921 +B86
Pollard, A.W.
Redgrave, G.R.
A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (1926) Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 1475-1640 sml,ref Z2002 +P65
bein,ref
  A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (1976-1991) Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.)   sml,ref Z2002 +P65 1976
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (1945-1951) Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 1641-1700 sml,ref Z2002 +W55
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  Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (1972-1988) Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.)   sml,ref Z2002 +W55 1972
bein,ref
Foxon, D.F. English verse, 1701-1750: a catalogue of separately printed poems with notes on contemporary collected editions Foxon, D.F. English verse, 1701-1750 1701-1750
(poetry)
sml,ref Z2014 P7 +F69
bein,ref
  English catalogue of books English catalogue of books 1801-1965 sml,ref Z2001 E52
  British national bibliography British national bibliography 1950-present sml,ref Z2001 +B75

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Other

Author Title Cite as: Coverage Location
Bibliothèque nationale Catalogue général des livres imprimés de la Bibliothèque nationale Bibliothèque nationale (France). Catalogue général des livres imprimés de la Bibliothèque nationale: auteurs France sml,ref Z927 P35
  Bibliographie de Belgique Bibliographie de Belgique Belgium
1875-1975
sml,ref Z2405 +B58
Abkoude, J. van Naamregister van de bekendste en meest in gebruik zynde Nederduitsche boeken Abkoude, J. van. Naamregister van de bekendste en meest in gebruik zynde Nederduitsche boeken (2. druk) Netherlands
1600-1787
 sml,ref Z2431 A27
  Brinkman's cumulatieve catalogus van boeken Brinkman's cumulatieve catalogus van boeken Netherlands
1876-present
sml,y X662 +A49
sml,ref Z2431 B75 1966-
Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano (1923-1927) Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano Spain, Latin America bein,ref Z2681 P35
  Manual del librero hispano-americano (1948-1977) Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano (2. ed.)   sml,ref Z2681 +P35 1948
bein,ref
  Deutsche Bibliographie. Halbjahres-Verzeichnis Deutsche Bibliographie. Halbjahres-Verzeichnis Germany
1981-1990
sml,ref Z2221 +D475 
Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries Europe
1501-1600
sml,ref Z1014 A38

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Dictionaries of Pseudonymous & Anonymous Literature

Author Title Cite as Coverage Location
Halkett, S.
Laing, J.
Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926) Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition) English anon. and pseud. lit. sml,ref Z1065 H35
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  Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1971 reprint) Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition)   sml,ref Z1065 H35 1971
  Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1980) Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous publications in the English language (3rd ed.)   sml,ref Z1065 +H35 1980
Stonehill, C.A. Anonyma and pseudonyma Stonehill, C.A. Anonyma and pseudonyma English and American pseud. and anon. lit. sml,ref Z1005 S76 1926
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Cushing, W. Anonyms: a dictionary of revealed authorship Cushing, W. Anonyms English and American anon. lit. sml,ref Z1045 C865
Cushing, W. Initials and pseudonyms: a dictionary of literary disguises (1886) Cushing, W. Initials and pseudonyms English and American pseud. lit. bein,ref Z1045 C87
  Initials and pseudonyms: a dictionary of literary disguises (1888) Cushing, W. Initials and pseudonyms (2d series)   bein,ref Z1045 C872
Barbier, A.A. Dictionaire des ouvrages anonymes Barbier, A.A. Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes (3. éd.) Anon. and pseud. lit. sml,ref Z1067 B37 D3 1872
Celani, H. Additions et corrections au Dictionnaire des anonymes de Barbier (1963) Celani, E. Additions et corrections au Dictionnaire des anonymes de Barbier   sml,ref Z1067 B77 1963
Holzmann, M.
Bohatta, H.
Deutsches anonymenlexikon Holzmann, M. Deutsches Anonymen-Lexikon German anon. lit. sml,ref Z1068 H64
Holzmann, M.
Bohatta, H.
Deutsches Pseudonymen-lexikon Holzmann, M. Deutsches Pseudonymen-Lexikon German pseud. lit. sml,ref Z1068 H65
Melzi, G. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani Melzi, G. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani Italian anon. and pseud. lit. sml,ref Z1070 M45
Passano, G.B. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime, in supplemento a quello di Gaetano Melzi Passano, G. Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime, in supplemento a quello di Gaetano Melzi Italian anon. and pseud. lit. sml,ref Z1070 M45 P37

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Biographical Dictionaries

Generally used in 500 notes only

Coverage Title Cite as Location
United States Who was who in America Who was who in America sml,ref E176 W482
bein,ref
  American biographical index American biographical index sml,ref CT213 +A548 1993
  Dictionary of American biography Dictionary of American biography sml,ref E176 D5
bein,ref
team copy (concise)
U.S. Congressmen Biographical directory of the American Congress Biographical directory of the American Congress sml JK1010 +A5 (to 1971)
bein,ref JK1010 A5 (to 1997)
U.S. governors Biographical directory of the governors of the United States Biographical directory of the governors of the United States sml,ref E176 B5733 1985
England Dictionary of national biography Dictionary of national biography sml,ref DA28 D58 1992 (concise)
bein,ref DA28 D5 1908
  British biographical index British biographical index sml,ref CT773 +B75 1990
  Who was who Who was who sml,ref DA28 W43
bein,ref
Germany Deutscher biographischer Index Deutscher biographischer Index sml,ref CT1053 +D48
  Allgemeine deutsche Biographie Allgemeine deutsche Biographie sml,ref CT1053 A44 1967
France Index biographique français Index biograpique français sml,ref CT1003 +A83 1988
  Biographie universelle Biographie universelle sml,ref CT143 B56 1811
  Dictionnaire de biographie française Dictionnaire de biographie française sml,ref CT143 +D53
Italy Indice biografico italiano Indice biografico italiano sml,ref CT1123 +I39 1993
  Dizionario biografico degli Italiani Dizionario biografico degli Italiani sml,ref CT1123 D59
bein,ref DG463 D54
Netherlands Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek Molhuysen, P.C. Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek sml,ref CT1143 M65 1974
Belgium Biographie nationale
Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. Biographie nationale
sml,ref CT1163 A22
Early European Allgemeines gelehrten-lexicon Jöcher, C.G.  Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon sml,ref Z1010 +J63
Christian churchmen Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche sml,ref BR95 B83 1993
English churchmen Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae sml,ref BX5197 L45 1854
Artists, engravers, illustrators, etc. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays sml,ref N40 B44 1976
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Kings and rulers Kings, rulers, and statesmen Egan, E.W. Kings, rulers, and statesmen sml,ref D11 W57 1976
Railroad men Railroad leaders, 1845-1890 Cochran, T.C. Railroad leaders, 1845-1890 ccl HE2752 C63 1966

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Printers, publishers and booksellers

British

Coverage Title Cite as Location
  British literary booktrade, 1475-1700 edited by James K. Bracken and Joel Silver. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, 1996. British literary booktrade, 1475-1700 lsf PN451 D53 170+ Oversize

Private presses

Author Title Cite as Location
  The Revival of printing : a bibliographical catalogue of works issued by the chief modern English presses with an introduction by Robert Steele. London: Macmillan & Co., 1912. Revival of printing lsfaobr X134 912r
Haas, Irvin Bibliography of modern American presses, compiled and edited by Irvin Haas; introduction by Will Ransom. Chicago, Ill., The Black Cat Press, 1935. Haas, I. Bibliography of modern American presses smlaob Z208 H12 (LC)
smly X371 935h
Ransom, Will Selective check lists of press books. A compilation of all important & significant private presses, or press books which are collected. New York, P.C. Duschnes, 1963 Ransom, W. Selective check lists of press books beinref Z1028 R353 1950 (LC)
Ransom, Will Private presses and their books. New York, P.C. Duschnes, 1963 Ransom, W. Private presses and their books beinref Z1028 R35 1963 (LC)

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Miscellaneous

Coverage Title Cite as YUL location
Abbeys, monasteries, convents Répertoire topo-bibliographique des abbayes et prieurs Cottineau, L.H. Répertoire topo- bibliographique des abbayes et prieurs sml,ref Z7839 +C67 1995
Children's books Osborne Collection of early children's books Osborne Collection of early children’s books, 1566-1910 sml Z1038 T6 A55
bein,ref
Italian printers to 1600 Clavis typographorum librariorumque Italiae, 1465-1600 Borsa, G. Clavis typographorum librariorumque Italiae, 1465-1600 sml Z155 B75 (v. 1 IN TEAM)
bein,ref
Jesuits Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus sml Z7840 J5 +B33 1890
bein,ref Z7840 J5 +B33 1960
Railroads, 1845-1855 Railroads 100 years old, 1945-1955 Association of American Railroads. Railroads 100 years old, 1945-1955 sml HE2751 +B87
Bibles Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society sml,ref Z7770 B73
bein,ref
Mormons A Mormon bibliography, 1830-1930 Flake, C.J. Mormon bibliography, 1830-1930 sml Z7845 M8 +M67 (IN TEAM)
bein,ref
Western Americana U. S.iana, (1650-1950) Howes, W. U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1962 edition) sml,ref Z1215 H68 1962
bein,ref
Texas Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845 Streeter, T.W. Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845 sml,ref Z1339 S86
bein,ref
Little magazines The little magazine, a history and a bibliography Hoffman, F.J. Little magazine (2d ed.) sml,ref PN4836 H64 1947
(also BL TS)

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