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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Archived Art & Design: Art History: Theory & Methodology: Finding Library Materials

Art History: Theory & Methodology

How to Find Books at U of I

The books you are looking for may be located in a variety of locations, including the Ricker Art and Architecture Library as well as the Main Stacks and many other libraries on campus. Remember, books can be requested through the Library Catalog and delivered to any library on campus. This process usually take a couple of days. You'll be notified via email when the book is available.

The best way to find books is to search the Library Catalog. In order to find the books in the library, you need to have the call number and location. If you're logged into your libraryaccount, you can text this information through the Library Catalog. 

How to Find I-Share Books

If you can't find something in our library catalog, search the I-Share catalog to see if any other college libraries in Illinois have the item available. I-Share is a quick and easy way to borrow books from nearby libraries. Please note: journals/magazines CANNOT be requested through I-Share--you must request these items through Interlibrary Loan.

The I-Share catalog is connected to the Library Catalog and can be searched using Quick Search or Advanced Search. For more help Ask a Librarian.

How to Find Journals

The best way to find academic articles in journals is to search the Online Journals & Databases (SFX). You can locate journals by searching by the title or by selecting a subject to narrow down your search. If you are searching by title, once you have located the journal and selected the title from the results list an authentication window will open in another window. There you will select the red "Go" button. It will load the journal content and you can then select the volume/issue and year to find a specific article.  

In order to find print journals in the library, you need to have the call number and location. You can receive a text with this information through the Library Catalog.

Here is a  guide to all Ricker Library Architecture Journals. 

How to Find Articles

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