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Janice Braun
Library Director and Special Collections Librarian
Tel: 510-430- 2047

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Rebecca Leung
Archives & Manuscripts Librarian
Tel: 510-430- 2021

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Full-Text Databases

Academic Search Complete on EbscoHost Restricted Resource Some full text available
Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.
ProQuest Research Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles (over 3,600 in full text) from 1971 forward.

Electronic Journals

APHA Newsletter Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The APHA newsletter, published from 1974 to 2013, featured news, events, reports of the activities of the national chapters, and other items of interest to printing historians. Newsletter archives and current information are now available on the APHA website.
Letter Arts Review Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers calligraphic & lettering arts.
Visible Language Restricted Resource Some full text available
Features research and critical ideas regarding communication design, interface, interaction, English language evolution, the reading/writing paradigm, typography and design education form its core content.

Print Journals

Print Location: Periodicals - 2nd floor Unrestricted Resource
Journal of the Pacific Center for the Books Arts (PCBA).
Print Location: Bound Periodicals - 2nd Floor Unrestricted Resource
A Journal of the Printing Arts (from Canada).
Fine Print
Print Location: Special Collections (Heller Rare Book Room) Unrestricted Resource
A quarterly published from 1970 to 1990 on all aspects of fine printing and book art.
Journal of Artists' Books (JAB)
Print Location: Special Collections (Heller Rare Book Room) Unrestricted Resource
A forum for critical dialogue & review of contemporary & historical artists' books.
Print Location: Special Collections (Heller Rare Book Room) Unrestricted Resource
The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association.
Printing History
Print Location: Periodicals-1st Floor Unrestricted Resource
The journal of the American Printing History Association.

Abstract & Index Databases

Art Index Retrospective Restricted Resource
Providing users access with over half a century of art literature, Art Index Retrospective includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews. Coverage includes fine, decorative and commercial arts.
Index to Printing History Unrestricted Resource
This page indexes articles, subjects, authors and reviews published in Printing History, the biannual journal of the American Printing History Association. 


ABC for Book Collectors Online Unrestricted Resource
"Like all good reference books, the ABC for Book Collectors conveys much in a little, sets limits to its subject and keeps within them, and - saving grace - treats that subject with individuality as well as authority, in a style at once concise, forthright and witty. It is, in short, a masterpiece, whose merits are acknowledged by the fact that it has never, in forty years, been out of print." (Nicolas Barker in his introduction to the revised edition of the "ABC for Book Collectors," Oak Knoll Press 1995)


Encyclopedia of the Book
Print Location: Ref. 686.203 G544g 1996 Unrestricted Resource
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister. Oak Knoll Press, 1996.
Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History
Print Location: Oversize 686.2203 T991 1998 Unrestricted Resource
Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott and Bernard Stein. Black Dog & Leventhal, 1998.


ABC of Bookbinding: A Unique Glossary with over 700 Illustrations
Print Location: 686.303 G812a 1998 Unrestricted Resource
Jane Greenfield. Oak Knoll Press; Lyons Press, 1998.
An A-Z of Type Designers
Print Location: 686.20922 M1678 2006 Unrestricted Resource
Neil MacMillan. Yale University Press, 2006.
John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors
Print Location: 002.075 C323a 2016 Unrestricted Resource
John Carter. Oak Knoll, 2016. See ebooks for an online version.


ARTStor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research

Web Sites

Book Arts Web Unrestricted Resource
The Book Arts Web features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.
Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History Unrestricted Resource
Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History is an online exploration of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard Libraries. Includes open-access texts and other digitized materials selected and produced by the Harvard University Library.
SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) Unrestricted Resource
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Research addresses the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms including marks on stone, script on parchment, printed books and periodicals, and new media.
New Books in Book Art & History of the Book
Recent Articles from Letter Arts Review

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