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://library.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.