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FREN 11A: Cultures & Ideas I: Visual Politics: Power, Representation, and Visibility in the French-Speaking World (Watson)

A guide to finding primary and secondary sources on the relationship between power and image-making in the French-speaking world

Finding Books

To find books written about a specific person, do a Subject search in OSCAR (the library's catalog) and type the person's name (last name first).  

If you are looking for books about a topic (not a person), do an Advanced Search in OSCAR.  If the first terms you type do not give you the results you want, try typing in various ways of describing your topic.  Then, once you find some books that look like what you want, click on the Subject links that appear in the full records for those books, and you will probably find even more books on the same topic.  (For example, if you type "Images of Algeria," you will find a few books, but clicking on the Subject headings "Algeria -- In art" or "Algeria -- In motion pictures" will reveal additional books to choose from.)

Your results will probably include printed books that can be found in the library building, as well as electronic books that can be read online.  You can tell which books are printed books because a location in the building is indicated as part of its record in OSCAR.  E-books have no physical location indicated, and the words "(Electronic Resource)" usually appear immediately following the title of the book.  Click on the title of the book to open its record in OSCAR; then click the link in the middle of the screen to read the book online.

Electronic book as it appears in the list of results in OSCAR, the library catalog

 

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