A good way to explore the Library's rich collections in the history and art of printing is through relationship searching. Relationship searches center on the relationship of a person or firm with a book. For example, the printer has a relationship to the book manufactured (i.e., he or she printed it), and using a relationship search you can generate a list of all the printers in the Library's collection. To do this,
Alternatively, click on one of the links below.
For relationship searches focusing on artistic aspects of the book, see "Finding materials by type of artist" in the Art in Books page of this guide.
For a complete list of relationship terms that have been used in library catalogs, click here.
The Library adds an entry for the place of publication or printing to records for all books printed before 1601 and many later books, maps, and newspapers. This can be useful if you want to research printing and publishing in a particular place. To find books by place,
Alternately, click on the first letter of the name of the country, below, and browse to the specific place.
Rare and other books are frequently cited in standard bibliographies. Citations from these bibliographies are often linked to our catalog records. Thus a good way to discover the Library's collections centered around these bibliographies is by doing a citation search.
To do a citation search, go to the catalog and choose "Other searches" (in the far right column). Click "Alphabetic Search". Enter the last name of the author of the bibliography in the search box, e.g. Renouard. Click "Citation." (Click here for a demonstration for Renouard.)
The BYU Library catalog cites hundreds of bibliographies. Some of the most fully cited bibliographies in the BYU catalog are listed below.