You can search for ebooks directly in the Mason Libraries Catalog, or search in one of our ebook databases. For Fall 2020, some scanned copies of books are also available through the HathiTrust Emergency Access program.
You can also search directly in one of our ebook databases to find or browse for ebooks. (TIP: From this link, you can use the "All Subjects" filter to limit to ebook collections that contain Art & Arts Management titles.)
While the library shelves are closed for browsing, you can still request materials through our catalog and pick them up at any of our locations.
If an item is owned by Mason but you don't see a request option (and it's not available through HathiTrust), you can email the Fenwick Circulation team to ask about other options, email@example.com.
If you need a book, article, or other materials that is not available through Mason Libraries, use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to request a copy of the item.
When searching in our catalog, you might see a note that a book is available through the HathiTrust Emergency Access Service.
How to access the scanned copy:
This allows you to "check out" the copy for one hour at a time (which can be renewed if no one else is waiting to view the book).
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Still can't find the item? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason or the WRLC. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.
Type keywords into the box above or the LibrarySearch to find books. After pressing enter, filter your results using the left sidebar.
As you search, remember these key tips:
Broadening Your Search
When conducting a search, it is important to brainstorm keywords, players, and phrases. Different creators will use different terms for the same concept--one author might use the term "dance choreography" while another might use "dance composition."
E.g.) Modern Dance Choreography OR Modern Dance Composition
Narrowing Your Search
Narrow your search by brainstorming specific people, locations, time periods, and genres.
E.g.) Keywords related to "Modern Dance":
Twentieth Century Dance
Women AND "Radical Dance"
African American Modern Dance