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The libraries subscribe to many smaller, thematic collections of online books.  Search the Library Catalog for electronic resources relating to your research topic.

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Why use old books?

  • They contain information that may not exist elsewhere.
  • You can search for information on artists or art-related topics in books published during specific time periods of interest.
  • Books may contain visual images (engravings, illustrations, photographs).
  • Books are primary source evidence of the visual and material culture of their times.