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Art & Art History Guide


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Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Find Art Books

When looking for fine art and art history books or on any art topic or artist, try these resources:

Examples of Art books:

Tips for Searching for Books


When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.
Examples of subject search terms:

Art - India
Cassatt, Mary
Interior Design

If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you to search words in the title, author, publisher, and subject headings fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

For some people, browsing the art section of the MSJ Library's book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range.

Call # Range Subject
680s, 2nd Floor Furniture Design,
Typography, Type Design, Bookbinding
700s, 3rd Floor General Arts, Art History, Aesthetics
710s, 3rd Floor Civic & Landscape Arts
720s, 3rd Floor Architecture
730s, 3rd Floor Sculpture, Ceramics, & Metalwork
740s, 3rd Floor Drawing, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Decorative & Fiber Arts
750s, 3rd Floor Painting, Painters
760s, 3rd Floor Printmaking, Prints
770s, 3rd Floor Photography & Digital Arts