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Resource Guide:
Art

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the Visual Arts N 61-72
Art Museums, Galleries, etc. N 400-3990
History N 5300-7418
Special Subjects of Art N 7560-8266
Art as a Profession. Artists N 8350-8356
Sculpture NB 1-1952
Drawing. Design. Illustration Technique NC 730-758
Painting. Special Subjects ND 1288-1460
Painting. Watercolor ND 1700-2495
Print media. Printmaking and Engraving NE 1-978
Ceramics NK 3700-4695

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Art genres
  • Art movements
  • Caricature
  • Collage
  • Commercial art
  • Decorative arts
  • Drawing
  • Etching
  • Graphic arts
  • Folk art
  • Illustration of books
  • Mass media and art
  • Masterpiece, Artistic
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Art museums
  • Portraits
  • Posters
  • Proportion (art)
  • Realism in art
  • Sculpture
  • Symbolism in art
  • Unfinished works of art
  • Aesthetics
  • Art – 15th Century
  • Art – 20th century — exhibitions
  • Art, Abstract
  • Art, Amateur
  • Art, American
  • Art, American — History
  • Art, Modern
  • Art appreciation
  • Art — China

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Abstract expressionism N 6512.5 .A25 A89
American art pottery NK 4007 .C66
Archaic and classical Greek art N 5630 .O83 1998
Art and its significance : an anthology of aesthetic theory REMOTE BH 39 .A69
Art & artists of the Middle Ages N 6843 .M3413
Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500 N 6915 .W42 2000
Art treasures of the Vatican : architecture, painting, sculpture N 2940 .A77
The Artist in society : rights, roles, and responsibilities NX 180 .A77 A5 1994
Artistic research e-Book
Artists in glass : late twentieth century masters in glass NB 1270 .G4 K58 2001
Artists’ techniques and materials N 7430 .F8413 2006
Concise Oxford dictionary of art terms e-Book
Dictionary of Art REF N 31 .D5 1996
Great jobs for art majors N 6505 .C33 1997
Latin American art of the 20th century N 6502.5 .L83
The Oxford companion to art REF N 33 .O9 1979

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Artist (on display)
  • Art in America (on display)
  • Art and Research: A Journal of Ideas, Context and Methods
  • Art Bulletin
  • Art History
  • Art Journal
  • Art Forum International

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives