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FYS: Stitched and Bound Papermaking and Bookmaking (2018)

A guide to research for students in Jennifer Printz's class, created by librarian Maryke Barber

Recommended Database

What To Look For

Information about artists can come in a variety of forms:

  • Print Publications:
    • Books (biography, autobiography, history, criticism)
    • Catalogs (publishers', or museum exhibitions)
    • Articles in magazines, journals or newspapers
    • Interviews
    • Reviews of exhibitions
    • Letters, diaries
  • Electronic versions of print publications (in databases, or posted on a website)
  • Website or web gallery
  • Blogs

In your research, try to use a variety of materials rather than sticking with just one format. The more voices you bring into the conversation that is your paper, the more interesting it will be!

Books, Articles & Films from Hollins and RC

Search the Hollins and Roa. College collections:

More Books

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

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.


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Maryke Barber
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Office: Wyndham Robertson Library, 1st floor, Room 102

B.F.A., Music Theatre, Shenandoah College and Conservatory
M.F.A., Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Information Science, University of Tennessee
Subjects:Art, Dance, Film, Music , Theatre