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ARTH 3600: Contemporary Art: 1960-Present (Fall 2018): Books

Library Research Guide to accompany Prof. Iftikhar Dadi's course

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Looking for books not held by Cornell

You can use the default catalog, or try the WorldCat (part of OCLC FirstSearch) database. Select "WorldCat" from the database menu.

Catalogs: Learn to search library catalogs effectively to locate books and other relevant materials

Catalog Record

What to do if it's not available

If the catalog record indicates that the material is "charged," it means that someone else has signed out the book. You can recall it by clicking on "request." That takes about two weeks. You can also try to get it through Borrow Direct.

If we do not have a book in our holdings, or if the book you need is already checked out:

Borrow Direct

Click on the REQUEST link in any catalog record to connect to Borrow Direct, search for the book and if it's available from another Ivy League university (or Johns Hopkins, MIT, Duke, or University of Chicago), we will have it shipped to Cornell. Borrowing period is for six weeks, renewable once. Books arrive in 3-4 business days. (This service is for BOOKS only). Many art books are not available through Borrow Direct, but you would probably be able to get them through through Interlibrary Loan.

If we do not have an item that you need (any item -- journal article, DVD, dissertation, etc.):

Interlibrary Loan Services

Use ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan Internet Accessible Database) to request that we borrow materials from other libraries. Loan period is usually one month. Items can arrive in as little as a few days to a couple of weeks (This service will not work for items that Cornell already owns, but are checked out by other borrowers).