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Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.


  • Using will sort your results by relevance; using will put our books first.
  • When searching for a person in Worldcat, it helps to add a search term (or two) about who they are/what they do - to sort them out from other people with the same name. Try the following formula for artists, for example:

Kathryn Clark and art*

or use the advanced search:

  • keyword: "kathryn clark"
  • subject: art*

Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.

Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.

Suggested Subject Terms

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Key words - examples:

  • Architecture, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance -- Italy
  • Painting, renaissance -- Italy
  • Art and society -- Italy
  • Arts and society -- Italy
  • Florence (Italy) -- Social life and customs
  • Renaissance -- Italy
  • Women in art
  • Marriage in art
  • Marriage -- Italy -- Florence -- Case studies
  • Birth customs -- Italy -- History
  • Childbirth -- Italy -- History
  • Monuments -- Italy
  • Sculpture, Italian
  • Art patronage
  • Artists and patrons -- Italy -- Florence

Time period:

  • Renaissance
  • To 1500
  • 14th, 15th century

Contextual key words:

  • History
  • Social life and customs
  • Social aspects
  • Manners and customs
  • Gender identity

Use the *

Use the *  (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
Example:  illuminat* = "illuminated"+ ""+ "illumination" + "illuminations", etc.