We publish and distribute all of the Library of Congress cataloging records and cataloging-related tools and resources. Whether you need web-based cataloging tools or cataloging records in various formats, the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) provides the most current and authoritative bibliographic resources produced by the Library of Congress.
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The premier source for Library of Congress bibliographic and authority records. Fourteen database services offered in hundreds of languages and distributed via FTP (file transfer protocol).
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On one web page, see the range of products CDS packages and distributes as bibliographic databases, web-based subscription services for catalogers, and free downloads of selected publications.
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