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Art & Art History: In the Library

This is a guide to the Library's collection in Art & Art History. It is not comprehensive, but rather provides a good starting point for research.

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Search multiple databases and the library catalog.

Type in keywords, titles, or authors to find what the library has to offer on your topic.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



If you have a DOI or a PubMed ID (PMID), enter it here to begin your request. This will point you to immediate full-text access through our subscriptions or Open Access (if available).

Call Numbers

If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Art & Hart History.

  • N1 - (9211) - Visual Arts
  • N5300- 7418 - Visual Arts -- History
  • NB1 - 1952 - Sculpture
  • NB60 - 1115 - Sculpture -- History
  • NC1 - 1940 - Drawing. Design. Illustration.
  • NC50 - 266 - History of Drawing
  • ND25 - 3416 - Painting
  • ND49 - 813 - Painting -- History
  • NE1-3002 - Print Media
  • NE 400 - 773 - History of Printmaking
  • NK1 - (9990) - Decorative Arts
  • NK600 - 806 - Decorative arts -- History
  • NX1 - 820 - Arts in General
  • NX 440 - 632 -- History of the Arts

Subject Headings

This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Art &Art History resources in the Library Catalog:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Artist Names
  • Names of art movements/periods
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture

Journals & Magazines

The following titles are available in print on the 3rd floor in the Periodicals Room:


American Art Review--Jan/Feb 2002--July/Aug. 2017

Art in America -- 2000 - Jan 2016

Artforum -- 2000 -  November 2015

Selected Books

These books are in the circulating collection.  You may check them out for three weeks at a time.  When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.

These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room.  They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.

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