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Books & DVDs explore your topic in depth--Front cover image for How to read a painting : lessons from the old mastersFront cover image for El Greco, life and work, a new history
  • Begin with a keyword search —combine terms if desired; refine terms as needed
  • Topic VS Discipline—
    • A TOPIC is social problem, historical event, person, etc.
    • A DISCIPLINE is specific area of study with standards & methods
    • Your TOPIC can span many DISCIPLINES
  • Use portions or all of a book or video for information
    • Use the Table of Contents & Index to locate chapters and/or portions of a book or DVD
    • Realize that each book or DVD has a unique editorial point of view
    • You may need several books or DVDs for a research project
Enter your terms in Search Box, click on SEARCH
  • Enter author, title, keyword or subject terms
  • Use Boolean operators if needed
  • Examples
    • Van Gogh and biography
    • Warhol and pop culture
    • Degas
Click on a title in the results list--
  • Note availability and call number
  • Also note format of print or electronic
  • Limit results with facets in left frame if desired
    • Books or e-books
    • Years of publication
  • SIGN IN using the button, upper right
    • Login & Password are your college credentials
    • Note: use this same sign-on credentials for off campus access to the databases & LibGuides
  • SAVE individual items using the button above the title
    • Print the SAVED ITEMS as needed
    • Create a well named LIST if you wish to save items for future reference
  • Click on VIEW ITEMS link top left of the page to return to your search
  • See a librarian if you have any questions

Example of SAVED LIST for Van Gogh
  • Note title link for bibliographic info
  • Note format--print, e-book, etc.
  • Note Call Number for location
  • Check record for availability

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