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PIT ARHI 183 / The Art World Since 1989 / Ennis / Fall 2021

Library Resources

A lot of the resources below are databases the library subscribes to. In order to access them, you'll have to login through CAS (if you are not logged in already).

In addition to the resources below, you can browse the Art Database List to find more resources to search.

Just a reminder: you have to access library resources through the library's webpage or Research Guides like this one. If you just Google "JSTOR" from off-campus, there is a good chance the database won't recognize you as part of the institution and you'll hit paywalls.

Find Background Information

Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information on a topic or concept.

Find Articles in Art Magazines and Scholarly Journals

In addition to the resources below, you can browse a partial listing of the Library's art journal subscriptions.

Browsing for Art Books

The main call numbers for art books are N-NX and TR (located on Mudd 1). Books in those areas are divided by medium (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) and then by subject and artist.

In general, it is easier to locate something specific by searching Library Search (the big search bar on the library's homepage) first, but for those who like to browse, here is a list of call numbers that pertain to art. Remember: About 1/2 of all the art books are oversized (aka FOLIO) and are on a different set of shelves

  • AM -- Museum Studies
  • E 75 – E 99  -- Indians of North America (traditional arts and crafts of Native North Americans)
  • GT -- Body Art, Tattoos, Graffiti
  • N   -- Visual Arts (includes a lot of contemporary art that doesn't fit in traditional categories)
  • NA -- Architecture
  • NB -- Sculpture
  • NC -- Drawing, Design, and Illustration
  • ND -- Painting
  • NE -- Printmaking
  • NK -- Ceramics and Decorative Arts
  • NX -- Arts in General
  • SB -- Garden History
  • TR -- Photography
  • TT -- Arts and Crafts, Fashion
  • Z   -- Book Arts, Typography 

Building Locations:

AM: 3rd Floor, Honnold 

E 75 – E 99: 4th Floor, Honnold 

GT :  4th Floor, Honnold 

N-NX (including FOL):  1st Floor, Multi-Tier Stacks Mudd

N-NX FOL:  1st Floor, Multi-Tier Stacks AND 1st Floor Mudd

N LG FOL : 1st Floor, Mudd 

TR (including FOL): 1st Floor, Mudd 

SB, TT (including FOL): 1st Floor, Honnold

Z : 1st Floor, Honnold Side.