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SCR ART 192 / Senior Project and Seminar in Art / Ogasian/ Fall 2022

Find Background Information

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

Find articles in art magazines and scholarly journals

Remember that some art journals are magazines are only in print. Use the "Get This Item" button to link to full text or to request a PDF. 

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

Browsing for Art Books

The art collection is split between the Honnold and the Mudd side of Honnold/Mudd Library. The main call numbers for art books are N-NX (located on Mudd 1) and TR (located on Honnold 1). Books in those areas are divided by medium (painting, drawing, photography, tc.) and then by subject and artist.

In general, it is easier to locate something specific by searching online 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 Side

E 75 – E 99: 4th Floor, Honnold Side

GT :  4th Floor, Honnold Side

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 Side

TR (including FOL): 1st Floor, Mudd Side

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

Z : 1st Floor, Honnold Side.