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ARTH 334: Early Italian Renaissance Art: Articles

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Use Advanced Search and limit features whenever possible. Subset limits, date limits, citation searches, subject searches, etc. are all useful timesavers.

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  • Use the truncation symbol * to get all forms of a word.
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Tipasa: Interlibrary Loan

If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option to getting it. Use Tipasa, our interlibrary loan service.

You'll need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in subsequently.

Once you have an account, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form, like this:

Interlibrary Loan Link

Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your  article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.

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