Primary Source Literacy at USC Libraries & Beyond Main MenuSpecial Collections at the USC LibrariesRare BooksA Short History of the (mostly Western) BookArchivesAnalyzing various kinds of Primary SourcesElectronically Available Primary SourcesResources for Instructorsin developmentMichaela Ullmanncf670998beabefae2ae5106a30c967cbaff52258
The Parts of a Physical Book
1media/Martin Luther Bible.jpg2020-07-15T11:42:52-07:00Michaela Ullmanncf670998beabefae2ae5106a30c967cbaff52258373517by Kathryn Brunetimage_header2020-08-07T09:30:16-07:00Michaela Ullmanncf670998beabefae2ae5106a30c967cbaff52258When you visit a rare books library, you will realize that the scholars and librarians working with rare books use a specialized vocabulary. This vocabulary and knowing how to call the specific parts of the physical book will help you with your research and is necessary to reference the individual parts of the book in your research.
Activity Watch the video below and follow along to learn & practice the parts of the physical book.
Header image: Martin Luther. Das Alte Testament deutsch. Augsburg, Melchior Ramminger, 1523. USC Libraries BS1224.G4 L88 1523