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ART 337: History of Photography: Find Books

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

Ways to Get Resources

There are three ways to get library books here at SU. In the order you should look for your item, you can borrow from

  1. SU Libraries
  2. Direct Borrowing from our consortium,The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)
  3. Interlibrary loan (ILL) from libraries outside USMAI

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).

Search for books


  • Search by "BEST MATCH" to ensure the most relevant results to your search appear near the top.
  • Limit your searches by "FORMAT" on the left side of the search page.
  • When you find items you'd like to use in your research, be sure to see what SUBJECT TERMS were used

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.

Trying to find a book from a list of citations?

As you review bibliographies, reference lists, etc., you will discover additional sources to possibly use.

Find them using the CitationLinker.