ARTS 264 - History of Photography - Course Guide: Books & Media

Why Use...

Books provide in-depth information on broad subject areas. Researchers use them when they need:

  • Historical context or comprehensive background information for their subject area
  • Synthesis and analysis of events and information

Note: Often a chapter or two, rather than the entire book, are all that you may need.

Books & Ebooks

Paintings in the Musee D'orsay
Discovering the Great Masters
David to Delacroix: The Rise of Romantic Mythology
Romanticism
Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850

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Basic Search

  • Use the basic search when you're exploring a topic, or when you're searching for a specific book but are unsure of the exact title or author.
  • The catalog searches the title, author, subjects, keywords, etc. from each item description - for the words you typed.

Find books, ebooks, DVDs, and CDs using a basic search:


 
 

Advanced Search

  • Use the advanced search feature when you know the specific title and author or are combining multiple concepts.
  • Use the drop down menus to choose which field you want to search.
  • Each search term must appear in the catalog record where/how you specified for the items to be included in the results list.

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Searching for Ebooks

  • Find the Library's full-text ebooks that include all of the terms that you type.
  • The catalog searches the title, author, subjects, keywords, etc. from each item description - for the words you typed.

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Accessing an Ebook

  • Click on the tiny link, URL, at the end of the ebook description in your search results to get to the actual ebook.
  • Off-campus users will be prompted to login with their HCC login credentials to view the actual ebook.