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Visual Arts

Use this guide as a starting point for either research or your own projects.

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How to Search the Catalog for Visual Arts Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for visual arts books in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. Use "visual art" or "art history" as your search term. 

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with world history.  10 results are listed per page.  Click on the "next" button found on the bottom right side.

  3. Select a subject that appeals to you and browse through the books. 

  4. If it is an e-book, you can read it on your screen by clicking through. If it is in the circulating or reference collection, you will need to come to the library to get that book.



Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Fine Arts and Visual Arts

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about world history?  Below is a alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s).

N          Visual arts

NA        Architecture

NB        Sculpture

NC        Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND        Painting

NE        Print Media

NK        Decorative Arts

NX        Arts in General