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ART 301: Northern Renaissance Art: Find Books

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Ways to Get Resources

There are three ways to get library books here at SU.

  1. SU Libraries
  2. 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.
  3. 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: ILLUSMAI. All accounts use the same login information (what is used for Gullnet, email, and campus computers).

Call Number Locator

Call Number Locator

The call number of a library item is like its home address.

Copy and paste any call number you find in WorldCat Discovery 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 Northern Renaissance Art

Finding primary sources for your research isn't easy. When looking for primary sources, consider:

  • sourcebooks
  • sources
  • diaries
  • letters
  • autobiographies
  • primary documents
  • religious texts
  • ...and more