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John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera for Art Historians: John Johnson Online catalogue

How to maximise use of the John Johnson Collection to find information about artists and art

Political cartoons

An example of a political cartoon from the Johnson online catalogue:

John Bull peppering Bonaparte in the front & rear

The catalogue

The Johnson online catalogue (currently not searchable through SOLO) contains all the records for catalogued items except those in Bodleian Ballads and the Toyota project.  There are currently c. 100,000 records in the Johnson online catalogue

Johnson records appear in three forms: the default is the

  • Display record (default). This often shows little information but has the advantage of showing several records per screen. From here you can select records to view
  • Standard record.  This is the next level up and will appear when records are selected for views
  • Bibliographic record. This shows the whole record in tagged format.  To decode the tags, use the Johnson allegro format, which lets you into the secrets of our cataloguing system!

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Julie Anne Lambert
John Johnson Collection
Bodleian Libraries
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