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American Art: Finding Books in the Library Catalog & Interlibrary Loan

This guide features resources most useful to research American artists, American art history topics, and American artworks.

Borrowing From Other Libraries

You may need to borrow material from another library for your bibliography and research paper.


WorldCat's powerful search engine will allow you to find a huge range of book resources to borrow that are not available through CBBcat.

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Set up an ILLIAD account to borrow from another library outside of our local resources.

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Try in both CBBcat and One Search : Eastman Johnson AND lunchtime

Use the  CBB Catalog

  • Quickly find books, ebooks, scores, music primary sources, encyclopedias, videos, etc. at Colby, and in our CBB consortium
  • Find specific journal titles (online and print) here at Colby
  • Request material from Bowdoin and Bates
  • Link to Nexpress or MaineCat to locate more titles and to request them from another library in Maine or New England.

Use One Search

  • Search across online newspapers, journals, Hathi Trust Digital Library and CBB library catalogs, etc.
  • Discover MANY online, media and print resources from the Colby Libraries
  • Use the left hand frame to limit your results by subject, format, etc.
  • Link directly to full text when available

Search One Search below, or from the Library Home Page

Your Librarian

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Margaret Ericson
Bixler Art and Music Library, Rm 136
Bixler Art/Music Building
Spring 2018 office hours: Monday, 2-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon.
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