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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

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Welcome! This guide will help you in your search for materials to complete your research assignments.

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Smart Searching Tips

Create a list of key words, and try different key words in your searches:

Who, what, where, when....topics, names and places are all good key words, so are titles, events or historical periods, genres/styles/other categories, expert terms.
Add to your list by looking for:

  • Subject terms in the catalog and databases.
  • related terms (cover design - bookmaking)
  • synonyms (washi - japanese paper)

No results? Search more broadly: 

Try your search using fewer terms, or change to broader terms: for example, use the term artist (broad), instead of just papermaker (narrow).

Too many results? Narrow down by adding something:

Try combining  search words, using "and" in between: bookmaking and leather

Search Tools

Combine your terms using "AND":

women and artists and origami


Use the *  (asterisk) wildcard, to search several terms at once.

paper* = paper, papers, papermaking, papercutting, etc.

Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase:

"United States Navy"



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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