This research guide provides resources, including print books and ebooks, article databases, images, streaming media, and digital resources, on specialized topics in visual and material culture.
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Then, expand your search by:
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General instructions for finding art books are provided below. For information about locating art books on specialized topics, use the tabs listed on the left-hand side of this guide to find tailored resource lists.
Books in the call number ranges listed below are located on Levels 3 & 4 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library:
Core Art books are classed in the N-call number range.
Photography books are classed in the T-call number range.
Additional call numbers to consider:
Note: some topics are interdisciplinary and may not be limited to the call numbers above.
For more information on how these call numbers are organized by the Library of Congress, see:
New Art Books
To browse new art books recently acquired by the Music, Art & Architecture Library, see: New Books & Materials. Search by using:
(1) the "Restrict to subject" option and selecting "Fine Arts" in the drop down menu.
(2) the "Call number range(s)" option and identifying a specific call number to search (eg., AM, N-NX, ND249, TR).
(3) "More Options" and selecting "Music, Art & Architecture Library." Note: this retrieves new books from all three disciplines.
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