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Illustration Library Resources: Books and Interlibrary Loan

Books About Illustration

Most books on and about illustration are located on the fourth floor. There are several locations, thus note in what area they are shelved.


Who Is Who In Graphic Arts NC45.W62 vol.1-2 Art Ref

The World Encyclopedia Of Cartoons NC1325.W67 1980 Art Ref

Illustration A Visual History NC998.H66 2008 

Great American Illustrators NC975.R 

Society of Illustrators (Annual of American Illustration) NC975.A1.I5 2011 

American Showcase Illustration (serial) NC998.5.A1.A44 

If the Library Does Not Have What You Need

Few libraries can afford or have the space to house every book ever published. Therefore, you can  through Interlibrary Loan request to borrow books and articles from other libraries. This is a wonderful service that is part of your tuition. All you need to do is register once and you can use this service for the entire time you are an enrolled student at Syracuse University. Keep in mind the books have shorter loan periods than SU and the fines are high.

World Catalogue (worldcat)

WorldCat also known as OCLC's First Search is an interactive online information system available on the World Wide Web. It is a good place to find  what has been written about various titles and what libraries own these sources. If Syracuse University does not own theses materials one can always request them through Interlibrary Loan.