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How to Find Exhibition Catalogs using OneSearch

Almost every bibliographic record for an exhibition catalog includes the subject word Exhibitions:

Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919 -- Exhibitions
Sisley, Alfred, 1839-1899 -- Exhibitions
Caillebotte, Gustave, 1848-1894 -- Exhibitions
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Exhibitions
Still-life painting -- 19th century -- Exhibitions

In addition, almost every bibliographic record for an exhibition catalog has a description of the exhibition--and this description includes the searchable word exhibition:

Published in conjunction with the exhibition held Sept. 16, 1994-Jan. 9, 1995 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Feb. 18-May 28, 1995 at the Art Institute of Chicago, and June 22-Sept. 10, 1995 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, Oct. 10, 2002-Jan. 6, 2003.

To find an exhibition catalog focused on an artist or a particular topic, perform a keyword search that includes the artist's name (last is usually sufficient) or the topic word or words and the search word exhibition* -- this truncation (symbol: *) will search for both the descriptive word exhibition and the subject word exhibitions.

Caveat: do not use the word exhibit (or exhibits) in your search--you might get a few results, but exhibit or exhibits is not used consistently in bibliographic records for exhibition catalogs.

So, to find all the Renoir exhibition catalogs at Brandeis, perform this OneSearch keyword search (under the Library Catalog tab):

renoir exhibition*

To find all the exhibition catalogs on Impressionism held by Brandeis, perform this OneSearch keyword search (also under the Library Catalog tab):

impressionism exhibition*

To find all the exhibition catalogs of Impressionism at Metropolitan Museum of Art held by Brandeis, perform this OneSearch keyword search (under the Library Catalog tab):

impressionism exhibition* metropolitan

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Finding Books Located in Other Libraries

WorldCat

  • A combined (union) catalog for most of the libraries in the United States and many foreign libraries as well.
  • The best way to find books and journals not at Brandeis. 
  • You can request ILL (interlibrary loan) directly from a WorldCat record by clicking on the "Request Item" button. For more about interlibrary loan, click here.