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A guide to printmaking sources in the library and beyond.
Last Updated: Aug 11, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Locating Printmaking Books Print Page

Beyond Watkins

Complete an  Interlibrary Loan form available on our website and submit it to a libarian in order to request books, exhibition catalogs, and articles not available in the library. 

Ask a librarian for help with requesting items, but you might check other library catalogs or to find an item you'd like to request.

Requests take from 1-2 weeks to arrive.


Selected Printmaking Books from the Library's Collection


Locating Books

Browse these Library of Congress Call numbers on our shelves to locate books about printmaking:

NE1-3002 Print media -  NE3000-3002 Copying art. Copying machine art, and TS1080-1268 Paper manufacture and trade

Not all printmaking books are here though. Some examples of print making are categorized under the artist or the subject, like Chicana and Chicano Art.

Search the Watkins catalog here. An "all words" search is often the best, but you can search for author or parts of a title by choosing from the drop down menu. Look for whether the copy is "available" to make sure a book or film is actually in. Watkins students may borrow a total of 10 books.

The catalog is available on the library's homepage or in the library when you open a browser on one of the library's computers.

Search by All Words
This is a keyword searches and is an easy entry point to searching the catalog.
We use natural language when searching by keyword- it's the usual way we search the internet.
The catalog searches the entirety of each record for keywords in this type of search.

Search by TITLE
Use when you know the exact title of a book, exhibition catalog, or journal.
example:  The Complete Printmaker

Search by AUTHOR
Think of the ARTIST as AUTHOR of his/her own work.
Author searches locate monographs of the artist's work and an artist's writings.
example: Picasso

Think of the Museum as AUTHOR
Author searches will generate a list of publications by Galleries and Museums.
example: Museum of Modern Art

Search by SUBJECT
Locate and scan the list of subject headings on your topic to discover new facets.
Subheadings within a broad subject can focus one's search.

Note the subject headings that are most relevant to your search. Re-use them to search the article and image databases.
Some examples: Prints
                          Prints, Mexican



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Links to sites about printmaking

german expressionism

Just getting started? Check out this link from MOMA. You'll need to allow pop-ups.

Submit a link

 As you come across handy and useful resources about printmaking we'd love it if you'd submit the links.

We'll add them to our guide. Thanks!


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