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Museum Studies

A guide to Gleeson Library for Museum Studies Graduate Students

Books

Please note: while the physical library is not open for browsing or check-outs at this time, we are offering to deliver books to your home address. Find out more here.

Museum Studies book are shelved in the AM section of the library (Gleeson Lower Level). That section is then broken down into subsections:

  •  AM1-(501) Museums. Collectors and collecting
    • AM10-100 By country
    • AM111-160 Museology. Museum methods, technique, etc.
    • AM200-(501) Collectors and collecting

Ignacio Search Strategies 

  • Keyword Tab
    To search for books about a topic that you're interested in researching, try a keyword search. Click the "Keyword" tab and enter keywords or phrases that you would use to describe your topic. For example: Museums and Architecture. This a broad search and will return books that mention museums and architecture, but may not be principally about that subject.

 

  • Subject Tab
    To search for books that librarians have tagged as being mostly about a certain subject, try a subject search in Ignacio. Click the "Subject" tab and enter, for example, the word Museum. Then choose a subheading -- like Museum Architecture -- to find books about that subject.

What if Gleeson doesn't have the book that I'm looking for? Or what if I'd like to expand my search to other libraries?

Try LINK+. Searching the LINK+ catalog expands your search to libraries with which we have a sharing agreement. Books requested from LINK+ arrive at Gleeson within approximately 3 business days. We'll send you an email when your book arrives. You can pick up and return LINK+ requests from Gleeson's front desk.  Checkouts are 3 weeks.

FOR THOSE SUPER HARD TO FIND BOOKS: What would you do if a book you need was not available at Gleeson or through LINK+? You could try ILL (https://guides.usfca.edu/delivery/ill)! Interlibrary Loan covers journal articles AND books (that are not available at Gleeson or LINK+). Books arrive through ILL in about two weeks (so much longer than the three business days that LINK+ takes). Always try Gleeson, then LINK+, then ILL for books. But, do not be shy about using ILL if needed.