Answered By: Laura Sider
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Q: What kind of information can I find in LUX?
Answered by: Laura Sider

LUX has nearly 40 million records from the following sources:
•    Yale University Library catalog*
•    Archives at Yale finding aid catalog  
•    Yale University Art Gallery collections search portal
•    Yale Center for British Art collections search portal
•    Yale Peabody Museum collections 

These records, organized into categories,  have been harmonized and enriched with information from sources beyond Yale, including:  
•    Getty Vocabularies  (ULAN, TGN, AAT)
•    Library of Congress Authorities  (LCSH, LCNAF, LCDGT)
•    BNF (National Library of France)
•    DNB  (National Library of Germany)
•    National Library of Japan  Authorities
•    National Library of Spain 
•    Wikidata  
•    GeoNames 
•    Who’s on First 
•    Images from Wikimedia Commons  

The enrichment process extracts knowledge from these and, where possible, associates it with the appropriate Person, Group, Place, and Concept records, along with a reference to the source shown in the “Contributing Records” section.

*Note: LUX includes ORBIS, the primary Yale Library catalog, but not Morris, the catalog of the Yale Law Library.

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