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HIST 259: Cabinets of Curiosity and Early Museums (HC)

History 259: Cabinets of Curiosity and Displaying Nature (Hayton) Fall 2018

Identifying Relevant Books

Use the Tripod Catalog to look for relevant books owned by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.

The following subject searches are a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then using the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more material.

          science history 16th century  [Subject Search]

          collectors and collecting europe history  [Subject Search]

          museum* europe*  history  [keyword search]


Tripod - For locating books, journals, and other materials held in the Tri-College libraries. Deliveries within the Trico usually arrive in one or two days. Use the "Request" button. You can mark and then email or print records for multiple items.


WorldCat - An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tri-College Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 400 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.


Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow Request items that are not available in Tripod on this page. Note that PALCI E-Z Borrow provides books in as little as 3 days.  For books not in E-Z Borrow, request though Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Again materials may arrive in 3 days.   For journal articles not in Tripod, request through Article Delivery.  Most are delivered to you electronically.

Collectors and Collecting


                                     Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hieronymus Francken II, Archduke Albert and Isabella                 Visiting the Collection of Pierre Roose (ca. 1621-1623), Walters Art Museum                    Further details (Source: Wikimedia Commons)