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Art and Design Department

This department houses degrees and programs related to the arts, from art history to studio arts to art education. This guide is intended to recommend resources and research techniques on becoming information literate in this discipline.

Find Books from Our Library

      Book: The Flemish Primitives   Book: 19th-Century Art Book: Contemporary Art

One Search (search for books, journals, e-books, etc.)

One Search Guide

Tips and Tricks:

  • Match "key" words in the title, author, and/or subjects
for example: art and women
 
  • Use * for alternate word endings:
  e.g. impression* will also retrieve impressionism, impressionist
 
  • Subject searches for artists (last name first)

          Search: Klimt, Gustav

          Results: Klimt, Gustav -- Beethoven frieze

                                            -- Catalogs

                                            -- Criticism and Interpretation

                                            -- Exhibitions

  • The letter "f" in front of a call number means it is a folio, or oversized book, and is located in different shelving units than ordinary books, though still on the lower Collection Level.

Browsing for Ideas?

blueprint of the lower level of the library. rto the left of the elevators are five shelves. from right to left the shelves are labeled: A through DS, DS through HG, HG through ML, ML through PS, and PS through Z. The following is a list of call number areas for browsing the library stacks as classified by the Library of Congress. Most of our general location is located on the Lower Level and organized by call number as seen in the picture on the right. 

N - Visual Arts

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing/Design/Illustration

ND - Painting

NE - Printmaking

NK - Decorative Arts

NX - General Arts

TP - Chemical Technology (includes some ceramics and pottery)

TR - Photography

TT - Arts and Crafts/Fashion

Z - Book Arts/Typography

Searching Tips

Match "key" words in the title, author, and/or subjects
ex: art and women
 
Use * for alternate word endings:
 ex: impression* will also retrieve impressionism, impressionist, impressionists
 
Subject searches for artists (last name first)
ex:     Search: Klimt, Gustav

          Results: Klimt, Gustav -- Beethoven frieze

                                            -- Catalogs

                                            -- Criticism and Interpretation

                                            -- Exhibitions

Folios

The letter "f" in front of a call number means it is a folio, or oversized book, and is located in different shelving units than ordinary books, though still on the lower Collection Level. This may often be the case with art books as they contain large images.

ex: