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Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number in the reference stacks on the first floor of the Ruth Haas Library. They may not be checked out, but photocopiers are available for student use on the first and third floors of the Haas Library.
|Atlas of Medieval and Modern History||Ref G 1030.S41 1932|
|Atlas of Medieval Europe||Ref CB 351.M293 1983|
|Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England||Ref DA 152.B58 1999|
|Cambridge Medieval History. 8 voumes.||Ref D 117.C3|
|Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century||Ref PR 255.B43 1958|
|Dictionary of Medieval Civilization||Ref CB 351.D24 1984|
|Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 13 volumes.||Ref D 114.D5 1982|
|Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature||Ref PN 669.R88 2006|
|Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. 2 volumes.||Ref D 114.E53 2000|
|Extraordinary Women of the Medieval and Renaissance World||Ref HQ 1143.E93 2000|
|Illustrated Encyclopedia of Medieval Civilization||Ref CB 353.G7 1980|
|Medieval England: An Encyclopedia||Ref DA 129.M43 1998|
|Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia. 2 volumes.||Ref GR 35.M43 2000|
|Medieval France: An Encyclopedia||Ref DC 33.2.M44 1995|
|Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia||Ref DD 157.M43 2001|
|Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia. 2 volumes.||On Order|
|Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia||Ref DL 30.M43 1993|
|The Middle Ages: A Concise Encyclopedia||Ref CB 351.M565 1989|
|New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd edition. 15 volumes.||Ref BX 841.N44 2003|
|Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church||Ref BR 95.O8 1974|
|Handbook of Middle English||Ref PE 535.M62 1988|
|Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English. 4 volumes.||Ref PE 1705.M35 1986|
|Middle English Dictionary. Kurath. Many volumes.||Ref PE 679.M54|
|Middle-English Dictionary (Stratmann)||Ref PE 679.S7 1986|
|Old French-English Dictionary||Ref PC 2891.H56 2000|
|Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd edition. 20 volumes.||Ref PE 1625.M7 1989|
|Art Through the Ages. 10th edition.||CIRC N 5300.G25 1996|
|Dictionary of Art. 34 volumes.||Ref N 31.D5 1996|
|Encyclopedia of World Art. 16 volumes.||Ref N 31.E533 1983|
|Grove Dictionary of Art (available online)||Under Articles/Databases on WCSU Libraries Homepage|
|History of Art. 5th edition.||CIRC N 5300.J3 1995|
|McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art. 5 volumes.||Ref N 33.M23|
|Oxford Companion to Art||Ref N 33.O9|
|Oxford Dictionary of Art. 2nd edition.||Ref N 33.O93 1997|
|The Bookman's Glossary. 5th edition.||Ref Z 118.B75 1975|
|A Dictionary of Book History (Feather)||Ref Z 1006.F38 1986|
|Ductus: Digital Latin Paleography (CD-ROM)||Haas Circulation Desk: Online File|
|Encyclopedia of the Book (Glaister)||Ref Z 118.G55 1996|
|The Great Libraries: From Antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600)||Ref Z 723.S7313 2000|
|Illuminated Manuscripts and Their Makers (Rowan Watson)||CIRC ND 2900.W37x 2003b|
|Images in the Margins of Gothic Manuscripts||Ref ND 2980.R3|
|Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and Early Anglo-Norman Manuscript Art at Corpus Christi College, Cambrudge. 2 volumes.||Haas Archives & Special Collections|
|Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms||Ref ND 2889.B76 1994|
|The Bay Psalm Book: A Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition of 1640||Archives BS 1440.B4 1640|
|Bestiary: Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford M.S. Bodley 764||Archives PA 8275.B4.E5 1993|
|The Book of the Ordre of Chyvalry or Knyghthode|
(photoreprint of the 1484 edition printed by William Caxton at Westminster)
|Archives CR 4531.L815 1976|
|The Canterbury Tales: A Facsimile and Transcription of the Hengwrt Manuscript with Variants from the Ellesmere Manuscript||Archives PR 1866.R88 1979|
|The First Folio of Shakespeare (Norton, 1968)||Ref PR 2751.A15 1968 & Archives/Special Collections|
|The Metamorphoses of Ovid. 2 volumes. Translated by William Caxton, 1480.||Archives PA 6522.M4 1968|
|The New England Primer; a History of its Origin and Development with a Reprint of the Unique Copy of the Earliest Known Edition...||Archives PE 1119.A1.N43 1962|
|The Notebook of William Blake; a Photographic and Typographic Facsimile|
|Archives PR 4142.A5 1973|
|Piers Plowman: A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Douce 104||Archives PR 2010.P42 1992|
CONSULS catalog workstations are located in the Reference Area on the first floor, and on each of the other floors of the Haas Library. You may logon to CONSULS via the WCSU Libraries Homepage at library.wcsu.edu/web or directly at www.consuls.org. For more detailed instructions on searching, please see the yellow CONSULS flyer on the display rack on the first floor.
Please Note: CONSULS ignores upper and lower case, and you may omit punctuation, except the hyphen which must be replaced by a space.
To limit search results to items owned by WCSU, click on Limit/Sort and then select WCSU under "Where Item Is Located."
If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, select the Words Search option to re-execute the search as a Keywords search and press RETURN. Then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
The following Library of Congress subject headings are pertinent to book history:
|Book design||Court hand|
|Book industries and trade||Cuneiform writing|
|Colophons||Paleography (by language)|
|Dedications||Scriptoria (subdivided geographically)|
|Early printed books||Writing (many subdivisions)|
|Electronic books||Writing, Minuscule|
|First editions||Writing, Uncial|
|Illumination of books and manuscripts (many subdivisions)|
|Illustrated books||Alphabet books|
|Illustration of books||Artists' books|
|Manuscripts (many subdivisions)||Block books|
|Manuscripts (Papyri)||Books of Hours|
|Miniature painting, Medieval (subdivided geographically)||Chained books|
|Printers (subdividied geographically)||Evangelaries|
|Transmission of texts||Picture books|
|Alcuin of York 735-804||Rebuses|
|Caldecott, Randolph 1846-1886||Toy and movable books|
|Caxton, William 1422?-1491||Yellowback books|
|Gutenberg, Johann c.1399-1468|
|Manutius, Aldus 1450-1515|
|Newbery, John 1713-1767|
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and" and "or" in the preceding examples) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
There is a limit of ten (10) Inter-Campus Loan requests per person. Videos are available via Inter-Campus Loan. Please allow 4-5 days for delivery to the Haas Circulation Desk. Items borrowed via Inter-Campus Loan may be renewed for an additional borrowing period if no one has placed a HOLD on the item.
To find out if WCSU subscribes to a specific periodical:
1. Select Journal Title at the CONSULS main menu, then type the name of the periodical (example: medium aevum) and press RETURN. If a title list appears on the screen, select the desired title, then look inside the box to find WCSU holdings. Be sure to scroll down the page to see if WCSU owns backfiles on microfilm or microfiche.
2. Or, use the printed WCSU Serials List, availablein the Reference Area on the first floor, and on the third floor of the Haas Library, which lists all the newspapers, magazines, and journals owned by WCSU in alphabetical order by title. If WCSU subscribes to the periodical you need, you will find it on the third floor. Print volumes are shelved alphabetically by periodical title. Microfilm and microfiche backfiles are stored alphabetically by title in metal filing cabinets. Reader/printer machines are available on the third floor for viewing and making copies of microforms.
3. To find out if a given periodical is available in full-text in an online database, you may use the A-to-Z Journal Title Locator at library.wcsu.edu/web/resources/journals or under "Resources" on the WCSU Libraries Homepage (library.wcsu.edu/web).
If the CSU Libraries do not own the book you need, or if WCSU does not subscribe to the periodical you need, you may request delivery of the item via Interlibrary Loan using the online ILLiad system available at: library.wcsu.edu/web/services/ill.
There is a limit of 5 Interlibrary Loan requests per person per day. Videos are not available via Interlibrary Loan. Under most circumstances, Interlibrary Loan is a free service, but please allow at least ten working days for delivery. You will be notified as soon as the material arrives. Faster document delivery service is available for a reasonable fee. Please see the librarian at the Reference Desk or call the Interlibrary Loan Desk at (203) 837-9114 for more information.
The Reference Desk on the first floor of the Haas Library is staffed by a professional librarian who is trained to assist in your research, or you may contact Joan Reitz, Instruction Librarian, at 837-8308 or email@example.com. My office is located in Room 402 on the fourth floor of the Haas Library (near the glass elevator).