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PLSC202: History of Landscape Design: Finding Books

Class page for History of Landscape Design Course

A New Orchard and Garden, London, 1623

A new orchard and garden

Finding Books on Landscape Design

Using the Catalog to Look Up A Book

To find a book it is best to start by searching in our catalog DELCAT Discovery for books, media, and journals held by the University of Delaware as well as items held by libraries around the world.)

 

Searching DELCAT Discovery

You can search by key word, author, title, or subject in DELCAT Discovery.   Subjects can be very helpful in focusing a search.  The best way to find applicable subjects is to look in the subject headings listed in your results.  In the next box are a few examples of subject headings you can use to do your research.

   

Note that subject headings often have several additional qualifying subject headings, allowing for very specific description of what a title is about.

Be sure to click on the "Holdings" link within the item's record to see if the item is checked out of the library, and to locate the item's call number.  For more information about how to locate a book in the library using a call number, please see How To Read A Call Number.

DELCAT Discovery is a new kind of catalog system which combines items held by the University of Delaware Library and items held by libraries around the world.  Therefore, using this resource opens up many new collections for you to search. Many records in WorldCat local are linked to online previews of the items, making it easy to determine if the item is relevant for your needs.

Suggested Searches in DELCAT Discovery

Monographs on a Specific Garden or Designer

Look in DELCAT Discovery under the name of the garden or designer. Check the bibliography at the back of each book for leads to other writings about this garden or designer.

Examples:

SU: winterthur estate
SU: marian coffin
SA: Farrand, Beatrix
KW: Beatrix Farrand

General Books on a Genre, Location, or Style

Search DELCAT under the subject (e.g. English gardens, urban landscape architecture, garden structures, urban parks, public gardens). Check the index in the back of each book to see if a specific site or designer is discussed. Check the bibliography at the back of each book for leads to other writings about this topic.

Examples:

SU: ...: Gardens, American
SU: ...: Gardens -- United States
KW: urban park*
KW: garden structures

Be sure to click on the "Holdings" link within the item's record to see if the item is checked out of the library, and to locate the item's call number.  For more information about how to locate a book in the library using a call number, please see How To Read A Call Number.

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