Art collections in the Library
The Library has an extensive collection of art books in hardcopy and e-book editions, as well as a number of videos on art and allied subjects. More than 10,000 hardcopy art books are shelved on the main floor, north side of the Library. The call number range for this collection is N1 A387--NX 1520. More than 3,000 art-related e-books are listed in the Library's Catalog.
Selected subject headings for Art
To locate hardcopy and e-books about art, go the Library Catalog from the Library's homepage. Click on Advanced Search. Enter the name of the artist in the Subject box. For broader subjects in Art, here are some Subject headings which will be useful in searching the Catalog:
Art movements, Art nouveau, Christianity and art, Cubism, Eroritc art, Expressionism, Feminism and art, Human figure in art, Pre-Raphaelites, Psychology and art, Art, Modern - 17th century, or: - 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st century, Art, Renaissance, Visual arts, Painting.
Hardcopy reference books
Reference books are located at the back of the main floor. Selected titles:
Dictionary of Art Ref N31 D5 34 vols.
Encyclopedia of World Art Ref N31 E533 17 vols.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art Ref N33 M23 5 vols.
Benezit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs Ref N40 B47 10 vols.
Contemporary Artists Ref N6450 C6567
Who's Who in American Art Ref N6536 W5
Dictionary of Women Artists Ref N8534 D53
Victorian Painters Ref ND 192
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts Ref NX 70 O94
Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain Ref NX 543 C36 9 vols.
E-Reference Books and E-books
The Library's collection of full-text electronic e-books and e-reference books includes thousands of titles, with many added during the year. To locate e-reference books in Art, go to the Library homepage, click on Catalog, Advanced Search, and enter a subject or keyword term. Under Type, enable EBOOKREF. Follow the same procedure and enable--under Type--EBOOK to locate additional e-books in Art.