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ART3267 Themes in Art History

Reference Librarian

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Nathan Farley
Berntsen 112

Making Connections!

Remember it is all about making connections for this class.  You have a unique perspective on the world and you get to use that lens to explore!
 Library Search is a great place to start because it offers a broad array of resource types: books, ebooks, e-reference books, articles, streaming videos, and more.  

Using Library Search for Art Topics

Tips and tricks for searching more efficiently in Library Search and other Databases

  • If you are searching for a phrase, use quotes in the search.   (i.e. "industrial revolution" )
  • You can also include multiple terms with capital AND   (i.e. "industrial revolution" AND painters)
  • Using just an artist's last name can broaden searches.   
  • Make sure to look at the subjects in great sources to find others on the same subject. 

Worth a Trip to the Library

Art books are shelved in the 700's in the Dewey decimal system.   

710     Civic and Landscape art
720     Architecture
730     Sculpture
740     Drawing and Decorative arts
750     Paintings and Painters
760     Graphic arts (Printmaking and Prints)
770     Photography
780     Music
790     Recreational and Performing Arts
800's  :Literature


General Art E-Reference Books