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Eastern Washington University Libraries

ARTH 331 - Contemporary Art - Artist and Artwork Research

Overview

Assignment 1.3—Find & Request the Exhibition Catalog (links to assignment in Canvas)

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL on how to find and request an exhibition catalog in the EWU Library Catalog (for EWU and Summit items) and the Interlibrary Loan system (WorldCat).

 

The "Universe" of physical items (mainly books) available to you through the EWU Libraries collection, Summit system, and Interlibrary Loan (worldwide):

Step 3.1 - Assemble Information Needed to Search and Identify Items

We will use "Known Item Searching" techniques to locate and access items we know exist.

Known Item Searching Exploratory Searching
Tracking down sources listed in bibliographies/reference lists Have a topic but not specific resources
“I know what item I want. I need to obtain access.” “I want to know what else is out there on my topic.”
Use a Title and/or Creator (Author) search Use a Subject search
  Go to the Art Research Guide > Find Books section for further tips

Identify the following elements to use when searching and identify the correct item:

  • Author
  • Publication title
  • Publication date
  • Publisher (usually the name of a museum or gallery)
  • Source Type (should be an exhibition catalog)

Step 3.2 - Search and Request Physical Items from EWU and Summit Libraries

SEARCHING


REQUEST AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

Students living in Spokane County can pick up items from JFK Library on the Cheney campus or Spokane Academic Library on the Spokane campus.

For students living outside Spokane County, you can request up to 4 items be mailed to you per quarter (this includes EWU, Summit and Interlibrary Loan items).  EWU Libraries will pay for the items to be mailed to you and will pay for return shipping.  You may also return items to a Summit library near you; please work with EWU Libraries staff to identify a Summit library that will allow returns.

Step 3.3 - Search for and Request Physical Items Using Interlibrary Loan

Use the WorldCat database to search for and request items using the Interlibrary Loan system (materials from libraries around the world).

View this video on how to search and request an exhibition catalog in the EWU Library Catalog and in WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan).

Questions about Interlibrary Loan?  See the Interlibrary Loan information pages.

Check the status of a request by looking at your account record in the Interlibrary Loan System (sign in with SSO).


REQUEST AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

Students living in Spokane County can pick up items from JFK Library on the Cheney campus or Spokane Academic Library on the Spokane campus.

For students living outside Spokane County, you can request up to 4 items be mailed to you per quarter (this includes EWU, Summit and Interlibrary Loan items).  EWU Libraries will pay for the items to be mailed to you and will pay for return shipping.  You may also return items to a Summit library near you; please work with EWU Libraries staff to identify a Summit library that will allow returns.