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Explore the British Library


From 1 September 2011, Explore the British Library will replace the Business Information Catalogue.

Explore the British Library allows you to search more of our collection in one place, and includes nearly 60 million records.  

The updated system has enhanced features, which include:

  • Google type searching with a refine facility, to filter your results


        By date, material type, publisher, language

        Subject, such as market surveys, consumer preferences, 

        Collection, such as 'on business open access shelves

  • Personalised alerts to provide you with updated results from your search queries


  • The option to tag records or add notes about items that interest you


Explore the British Library is already live, so you can start using it now.

If you have any questions, or want help with Explore the British Library, members of staff on the Reference Desk in Centre will be happy to help.

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Contact us

Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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