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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
How to Search for Artists' Books, interesting formats or handmade, in the Library Catalog
Subject and type in artists books and hit
search, then click on the first link that says Artists Books and you should see
about 90 results (The page that this link lives on can also be an interesting
page to explore what types of artists books we have). These are located in the general
collection (open stacks), secured collections, and special collections.
These will also include books about artists books or bookmaking. You could also
do a keyword rather than subject search but they may not all be actual artists’
To limit to only those in
secured, you can click onLimit/Sort Searchat the top of the page and
choose Secured Collection
in the Location selection box. You could also start a new catalog search
change the Keyword drop down to Subject again then change the Search Entire
Collection drop down to Special Collections and search with the keyword artists books again. This will show you all the artists books located in Special Collections.