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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

Books, Articles & Films

Search OneSearch (Hollins + Roa. College collections)

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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.

Try This!

Browse the library's Folklore area, on the third floor. Call numbers start with GR

Or the library's mythology section, also on the third floor. Call numbers start with: BL

Credo Reference Search

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Search more than 500 encyclopedias and dictionaries in Credo.

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Exploring your topic with Yewno

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Tips for searching

1. Find alternative and related terms:

Example: myth, legend, or folklore?

2. Go broader: what’s the context?

Example: is your creature from Greek, Roman, or Japanese folklore?

3. Use truncation to expend and search all forms of a word:   
for myth, myths, mythical, mythological, etc....

4. Combine search terms:

AND connects ideas, and gives you fewer results.
(  OR  ) helps you to search synonyms or related terms:

(myth* OR folk* OR legend*) AND (creature* OR monster* OR animal*)

5. Place names or other phrases in quotations:
“little people”

6. Use subject headings: find them under “subjects”, “thesaurus” or “index.” JSTOR doesn’t have s.h.’s; for more precision, use "Advanced Search" and scroll down to "Narrow by discipline"


How to search

AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:

Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.