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Art & Art History

a guide to the Art History resources available at the WVU Libraries

Why use books?

Books can provide deeper coverage on a topic.  Use WorldCat Discovery to locate books at WVU and beyond.

If you're looking for a very narrow topic and not getting good results (ex: 19th century Mexican watercolor painting) consider searching more broadly (ex: watercolor painting history or Mexican painting history), then look in the tables of contents and indexes of these books for your particular focus.

Use Book Express+ to have books retrieved for you

Book Express+  Book Express Plus service

  • a library retrieval service that delivers materials between the Morgantown libraries Monday - Friday
  • Use the "Request: Book Express+" button in the WorldCat record.
  • Library staff will retrieve the materials from the stacks and hold it at library of your choice.
  • The service operates from Monday - Friday and may take up to 2 business days.
  • When the material is retrieved, it will be placed on the Hold shelf and you will be notified by email.
  • Please note: This service is not available for the following:
    • Current or bound periodicals
    • Reference materials
    • West Virginia Collection materials
    • Multimedia and classroom equipment

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to get books WVU doesn't own

Use ILLiad to request books from other library systems.   undefined There's a link to ILLiad right in the WorldCat record.