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Ways to Get Resources
There are three ways to get library books here at SU.
- SU Libraries
- Direct Borrowing from our consortium,The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)- including College Park and Towson. Materials requested from USMAI institutions typically come in 3-5 days, sometimes sooner.
- Interlibrary loan (ILL) from libraries outside USMAI. Materials requested through ILL typically come in 1-2 weeks, depending on where the lending library is located.
To check the status of items or renew them online: ILL, USMAI. All accounts use the same login information (what is used for Gullnet, email, and campus computers).
Found it in the catalog? Use the call number locator to find it in the building
Call Number Locator: The call number of a library item is like a home address. Copy and paste any SU call number you find in the library catalog to see where it lives in the library.
Why use books for research?
Why use books for my research?
- Detailed analysis of a topic
- Background information
- Overview of big issue
- Use their bibliographies to find other sources
Books are your friend! In art history in particular, a lot of research and scholarship is still published in book-form, so don't neglect this very useful resource!
SU-owned Books on Medieval Art