Antiques and Collectors' Guides

Helpful information for collectors and antiquers of all kinds!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to "antiques" or "collectibles"
INSPIRE Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your collection research! Need home access?
LCPL Catalog Our very own catalog contains helpful materials on knowing what to collect, what it's worth, and how to find it.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!