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Finding Images: Finding Images in the Library

Online Books

Search for information in our online reference collections:

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Request Books via InterLibrary Loan

Is there a book you need but Whittemore Library and the Minuteman Library Network doesn't have it?  If so, fill out our online interlibrary loan form and let our loan librarian find it for you.

Find Books at Whittemore Library

Images, reproductions and illustrations can be found in publication types such as books, encyclopedias, folio books, dictionaries, exhibition catalogues, slides, video recordings and multimedia software. The Dictionary of Art at REF N31 D5 1996 and Encyclopedia of World Art at REF N31. E4833 are useful starting points for finding images. The majority of images within books and exhibition catalogues are not indexed, so you will need to look through the publication to find the image you need.

Use the library catalogue when searching for these publication types. You can search under an artist's name or limit the search by material type, e.g., folios only.

Search the Catalog

Whittemore Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network.  You can search for books in Whittemore Library only or you may search the whole network.  With a Minuteman library card, you are able to request books from any Minuteman library and may have them sent to Whittemore or any other member library for your convenience.

You can also browse the subjects under the term 'pictures'.

The display will look like this:

Pictures. 
Search also under: Caricatures and cartoons. 
Search also under: Illustration of books. 
Search also under: Libraries and pictures. 
Search also under: Photographs. 
Search also under: Portraits. 
Search also under: Posters. 
Search also under: Views. 
Pictures -- Catalogs. [ 1 title ] 
Pictures -- Copying. 
Search also under: Imitation in art. 
Pictures, Humorous. 
Search under: Caricatures and cartoons. 
Search under: Wit and humor, Pictorial. 
Pictures in education. [ 1 title ] 

Search for eBooks

 

Search for eBooks available through the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. 

Titles of Interest

A list of a few pertinent titles on the subject of Art in the Whittemore Library reference room.

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