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Visible Language: Word and/as Image: Finding Books & Films

This is a research guide for Mary Lum's course Visible Language: Word and/as Image (DRW4401.01)

Finding books at Crossett Library and beyond

Depending on your need, you can access our catalog in one of two different ways. If you are looking for physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, scores, etc.) accessible in either Crossett Library or Jennings Music Library, you can use the following search box. Alternatively, you can leave the box blank and click search for more search options, such as limiting your search by material type (for example, books or DVDs), by location (Crossett only, nothing from Jennings Music Library) or by language.

Search the library catalog only.

You can search more broadly, using the following search box below. This search uses Ebsco Discovery Services, and contains all the physical items in our library, as well as all journals and articles that we receive through our various databases. This is a much more broad and extensive search, and can be modified to search only full-text items, specific date ranges, languages, peer-reviewed, etc.

Search catalog, journals, and databases

Search the catalog, databases, journals & articles.

To find materials in other libraries, try using Worldcat. If you find a title in Worldcat that is not held by Bennington College, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan by clicking on the "Request Item" button. Your book will be shipped from the lending library to Crossett Library, and you will receive an e-mail when it is ready for pickup.

If you have never used Interlibrary Loan before, you need to set up an account here.

Searching the Catalog for Word and Images

Search keywords: 

  • alphabet illustrated
  • typ* design* (the * truncates a word to simultaneously search other words

           with the same root, type, typographic, designing, designers) 

  • videorecording AND graffiti                                          
  • lettering OR calligraphy

Search a broad subject heading:

  • graphic design
  • typography

Search a broad subject heading with sub-divisions:

  • posters -- 20th century
  • design--history                         

Search a narrow subject heading:

  • concrete poetry
  • collage                      

Search a proper name (surname first):

  • Drucker, Johanna
  • Scher, Paula