ICSM 10500-22: Animal Instincts

Human Nature and the Animal World

Detail of Romulus and Remus by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614-1616

Book Search

Finding Books

Keyword searching works well for most topics, but if you retreive a lot of 'misses' instead of 'hits', try searching by AUTHOR or SUBJECT

By Author: To see which books the library own by a particular author, search last name, first name:
Calvino, Italo

By Subject: To find books about an author as well as criticism and interpretation, use a subject search.  For example:
Calvino, Italo--Criticism and interpretation.

Please note: In AUTHOR, TITLE and SUBJECT searches, word order is important, but punctuaion and capitalization  is not.  Write down the call number and use the WHERE button to find the corresponding stack number and floor.

Downloading to Ebrary

You can download excerpts or even the full content of some books.
See our How-To guide on Ebook Downloads
This will work with any of the following readers:
  • iPad
  • Kindle
  • Nook
  • Sony Reader
And try our Ebrary User's Guide for further information

Contact Us

picture of Jennifer Richards
Fine Arts Librarian
(607) 274-1199

Finding Images

If you've tried Google  or Bing Image searches, and didn't find what you need, try ARTstor
Use an advanced search to select time period and region.
Our library also subscribes to the AP Image Collection

Finding DVDs

Use the library's FILM page to find dvds in our collection.
The search box at the top automatically limits results to films in our collection. Or if you prefer to browse, select a letter from the alphabetic list, check out our newest holdings, or pick a genre.  To find dvds about animals, try using the term ANIMALS or even the type of animal you're researching (horses, cats, dogs) into the search field provided.

Citing Sources

MLA Citations:
We have 3 copies of the MLA Handbook, 7th edition, at the Research Help Desk (for help citing images which appear on the web or in print media, see Section 5.7.6.)
Eakins, Thomas. Spinning [Detail]. 1881. Private Collection. Thomas Eakins. Ed. Darrel Sewell. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art in assn. with Yale UP, 2001. Plate 91. Print

For quick reference, see our MLA Cheat Sheets

NoodleBib provides online forms to build MLA or APA citations for any type of resource.  Watch this short screencast which shows how to set up an account.

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