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Art & Art History: Books

Use this resource and research guide for Art History.

Book Catalogs

Use these links to get to the described catalogs to find books that can be checked out from the library, read online, or ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan

Request a Book or any Library Item
If … it is not included in the Dulaney-Browne Library catalog and it isn’t a course textbook

search and click on "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" and add your contact information

fill in title, author, publisher, and date plus your contact information

Request a Journal Article

If ... it isn't available full text online or in the library's journals list.

search and click on "Request through ILL (arrives in 3 days to 3 weeks)"

fill in article title and author, journal title, date, volume, issue, and page numbers plus your contact information

Reference Books

Reference books on art history are in the Reference Collection, First Floor, in the 700s. Use these books in the library to help jumpstart your research project. 

Browse the Shelves

Browsing the stacks is another way to find printed art books. Here's a basic outline for art topics:

700 - Overview of the arts.

  • See 701 for theory and philosophy, and 
  • 709 for overviews of art history.

720s - Architecture
730s - Sculpture
740s - Drawing
750s - Painting
760s - Printmaking
770s - Photography

Library Locations

Most Art books may be found in the 700s located on the third floor (fifth floor for oversized items; basement storage for circulating older titles).