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ARTH 3190: Egyptian Art: Finding books

ARTH 3190: Ancient Egypt

Use this guide to find books, articles and images related to Ancient Egyptian art.

 Necropolis of Sheikh Abdel Qurna, Tomb of Thaununy, Thebes

Image of a military parade including Egyptian and Nubian troops, with a Nubian drummer. Necropolis of Sheikh Abdel Qurna, Tomb of Thaununy, Thebes. Egyptian, XVIII Dynasty, Reign of Tuthmosis IV (ca. 1425-1408 B.C.E.).

Finding books at BGSU

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Summon searches for books at BGSU as well as articles in our many databases.

Find books in Summon by typing in a topic, then using the checkboxes next to your search results to limit to "items in the library catalog" (under "refine your search") and "book" or "ebook" (under "content type").

Summon book limit

The BGSU Library Catalog can also be used to find books. This is sometimes a better way to search for books by topic, because

  • Summon searches for books AND articles at the same time (though you can limit a Summon search to books)
  • the catalog takes advantage of subject headings (see the box on this below)
  • the catalog searches the tables of contents of most of our books. These are not necessarily listed in Summon.

Subject searching

Subject Search BoxKeyword searches are a good way to start, but subject searches can be more specific. Try choosing "subject" from the drop-down menu in the catalog or a database and searching for some of these suggested subject terms.

To identify the subjects used to describe a book (or an article, if you are using a database), look for the "subjects" in the full record.

Subject headings

Books at BGSU

You will find books about Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Art in ranges 18, 31 and 110: the ranges with call numbers BL, DT, and N5350. All are on the first floor of the library.

Other library catalogs

Use OhioLINK to search for books at other Ohio libraries, or find books in libraries all over the world with WorldCat. Remember, Summon does NOT search for books outside of BGSU.

OhioLINK catalog