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Resource Guide:
Fine Arts

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the Visual ArtsN 61-72
Art Museums, Galleries, etc.N 400-3990
HistoryN 5300-7418
Special Subjects of ArtN 7560-8266
Art as a Profession. ArtistsN 8350-8356
SculptureNB 1-1952
Drawing. Design. Illustration TechniqueNC 730-758
Painting. Special SubjectsND 1288-1460
Painting. WatercolorND 1700-2495
Print media. Printmaking and EngravingNE 1-978
CeramicsNK 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 expressionismN 6512.5 .A25 A89
American art potteryNK 4007 .C66
Archaic and classical Greek artN 5630 .O83 1998
Art and its significance : an anthology of aesthetic theoryREMOTE BH 39 .A69
Art & artists of the Middle AgesN 6843 .M3413
Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500N 6915 .W42 2000
Art treasures of the Vatican : architecture, painting, sculptureN 2940 .A77
The Artist in society : rights, roles, and responsibilitiesNX 180 .A77 A5 1994
Artistic researche-Book
Artists in glass : late twentieth century masters in glassNB 1270 .G4 K58 2001
Artists’ techniques and materialsN 7430 .F8413 2006
Concise Oxford dictionary of art termse-Book
Dictionary of ArtREF N 31 .D5 1996
Great jobs for art majorsN 6505 .C33 1997
Latin American art of the 20th centuryN 6502.5 .L83
The Oxford companion to artREF 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