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Artists' Books at Buley Library: Zines

Artists' Books at Buley Library

What is a Zine?

What is a zine?

Zines are popular DIY, handmade, magazine-like low budget publications, usually in the form of small pamphlets --although they can be any size or format. They are self-published, not-for profit, and created usually as a form of  self-expression on a wide range of subjects. Some examples of zine categories are literary zines, art zines, mini-comics, personal or “per zines,” political zines, fanzines, etc.  Zines are often produced on the photocopier and are intended to be freely traded and/or distributed widely.

SouthernSearch

 General sample searches on the topic of zines in SouthernSearch (be sure to login to your account)

SouthernSearch: "zines"

SouthernSearch: "zines" limited to books

SouthernSearch: "zines" limited to articles

 $100 and a T-Shirt (a film about zines from the library "Films on Demand" database)

Search Library Databases

Search these library databases for articles on a range of topics related to artists' books and zines:

Art and Architecture Complete

America History and Life

Genderwatch

JSTOR

Books, Book Chapters, and Anthologies (a selection)

Community Programming at Buley Library

For more information contact Tina Re, Arts and Special Collections: ret1@southernct.edu

Make Zines at Buley Library

Hands-on artists' book and zinemaking sessions are available by appointment. Supplies on-hand include:Typewriters, computers, printers, scanners, sharpies and markers, pencils, ink, stamps, rulers, magazines and newspapers for collages, patterned paper, fabric, washi tape, stickers, cutting boards, scissors, x-acto knife, paper trimmer,  glue sticks, tape, long arm stapler, other binding materials (needle and thread) and more.

For more information contact Tina Re: ret1@southernct.edu