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HIST 471A8: Internet Resources

History of the Book (Spring, 2013)

Using Virtual Libraries

Virtual Libraries:

  • Provide directories of carefully selected Web resources.
  • Include annotations (summaries) of the selected websites.
  • Are usually maintained by librarians or other information specialists.
  • Furnish the quality control that is lacking in web search engines.

Users can usually browse by subject or search.

Book History Resources on the Web

The Research Guide to Book History maintained by the librarian staff at Western Connecticut State University is an excellent portal to selected Web resources pertaining to the history of the book.

Categories include:

  • Book Arts
  • General History
  • Illustration
  • Incunabula & Early Printing
  • Libraries, Museums, and Organizations
  • Library Treasures
  • Paleography and Codicology
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Printing, Bookbinding, and Publishing
  • Publishers & Book Sellers
  • Specific Book Genres


Subject Guide

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Carolyn Parsons
Simpson Library, Room 217
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