When using the DELCAT Discovery catalog, you can perform a simple search by entering the broad term “specimen book” in the keyword search bar. To narrow your results, select the Advanced Search option and use keywords like “type specimen book” and “printing” while limiting your location to “special collections.”
If you are looking for information on one of the major typefaces, try narrowing the search using search terms from the following list of typeface names:
Bookman Old Style
Copperplate Gothic (Bold and Light)
Goudy Old Style
Times New Roman
You can also search DELCAT Discovery using specific subject headings related to your topic. Again, select the Advanced Search option and choose the “subject” limiter in one of the provided fields. Next, simply enter one of the following officially recognized sample subject headings from the Library of Congress Subject Headings, or link to the results directly from this guide:
[For specimen books from any company]
[For specimen books from a specific company]
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