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Research Guides

AMST 315: Beats, Rhymes, and Life: Find Books

Professor Blanton: Fall 2013

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Catalog Search

CATALOG SEARCH TIPS

Try a keyword search. Once you find a book that is relevant to your topic, use the subject headings of that book to help you find "more like this". For example:

Hip-Hop

Rap (Music) -- History and criticism

African American youth -- Social conditions

African Americans -- Race identity

Use and to combine terms in your search | hip hop and politics

Use or to expand results | hispanic or mexican

Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*  latin*

Use " " to search words as a phrase | "hip hop"

When searching for music, try a keyword search for performer and title. You can also search by song title alone.

Keyword  and subject heading searchs for books on music:

 

 

Book Locations and Maps

Quick Guide to Clapp Library Locations

Call # / Location  
Books & Videos A-DZ
Knapp Multimedia Ctr
Computer Classroom
First Floor
Computing Help Desk
Research Help Desk
Reference Books
Documents
Reserves
Second Floor
Books & Videos E-PM
PLTC
Third Floor
Books & Videos PN-Z
Archives
Special Collections
Book Arts Lab
Fourth Floor

 

How to find items by call number

Clapp Library Floor Plans

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MUSIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS

Music Books: main floor
Music Periodicals: main floor
DVDs: main floor
CDs: request at desk
Equipment: request at desk

Music Scores and Parts: lower floor
Sound Lab: lower floor
Photocopier: lower floor