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AHST 1165: African-American Art and Criticism in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Finding Artwork

If you know which museum houses a piece of art you want to find, check out their website! Many museums have started digitizing their collections and allowing online access to high-resolution images. Not sure which museum might have the piece? Google it!

Some artists might even have websites where they provide digital versions of their work. Google a name and see!

Examples of Useful Books

If you find one title that looks like it might be useful, be sure to browse the books in the same area, because they'll be grouped by subject and you can often find a lot more once you're actually looking at the shelf.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! With ILL, you can:

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge
  • Get articles via e-mail within 3-5 business days
  • Get books within 2 weeks
  • Be notified by e-mail when your items arrive (physical materials will be held at the Library in your name)

Request materials online:

Other options for finding books:

If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!

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Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

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