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Art History

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Tips for better results:

  • Use the connector OR between your search terms find results that have any one of those terms. You could enter "modern OR contemporary" [without the quotes] to get results that include either the word modern or the word contemporary.

  • Truncate a word with a * to get variations of that word. You can enter "artist*" [without the quotes] to get mentions of either "artistic" or "artistry," as well as "artist."

  • Use subject terms for more precise results. To find good subject headings for your topic, if a keyword search returns at least one relevant item, pay close attention to the section of the record labeled "LC Subject Headings" and click on the links from the meaningful subject headings you find there. You can also search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

  • Distinguish between searching for an exact phrase vs just for all given terms. Searching without quotes for free world will include books about making the world free from hunger. Using quotes around "free world" will find only find mentions of the Cold War-era nations allied with the United States instead of with the USSR.


Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that we don't have, you can get it via Interlibrary Loan Details (ILL).

Reference Books

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Browsing areas

We use Library of Congress call numbers - so, when browsing, go to the letter first and then numerical order. For example, if you want to find a book of photography, go to the TR's and browse away!

SubjectCall Number Range
Visual ArtsN1-N9211
Graphic ArtsNC1-1940
Print MediaNE1-3002
Decorative ArtsNK1-9990
Arts in GeneralNX1-820

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