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A Guide to Studio Art Research

Use this guide to learn about resources related to Studio Art research and practice.

New Books

Browse for Books at Cline

  Start here to find books

Use these call number sections to browse the library shelves for books on all aspects of art and design:

  • N  Visual Arts
  • NA  Architecture
  • NB  Sculpture
  • NC  Drawing, design, illustration
  • ND  Painting
  • NE  Print Media
  • NK  Decorative Arts

If you would like to find more specific subjects within the above you may search (using CTRL + F) within the Library of Congress Classification document. Example: searching for "printmaking" will show that you can find books related to that subject between NE1-978.

Try these subject terms in Quick Search online:

  • Art American Exhibitions
  • Art And Design Fashion Studies Designers And Design Houses
  • Art History
  • Art Modern 20th Century
  • Art Study And Teaching
  • Color In Art
  • Drawing
  • Installations Art
  • New Media Art
  • Painting
  • Prints Technique
  • Sculpture
  • Technology And The Arts

Book Searches

To search for a book:

  1. Go to Cline Library's home page.
  2. If you are searching for a specific book, enter the title into the Quick Search box. If you want books on a topic, enter the topic into the Quick Search box.
  3. Using the limiters on the left-hand side, select Books located under Material Type. You may need to select Show More to see books.
  4. If you are looking for a specific book, and you don't see it, use the box on the left to Expand My Results. If you find your book, you'll probably need to click Request it to obtain it through Cline Library's Document Delivery Service. It usually takes a week or two to arrive, sometimes longer.
  5. If you only want to see what is currently available in the library, click Available in Library under View Only

If Cline Library has the book, the call number is located at the bottom of the record.

Book record

Note that often the library has multiple editions of the same book, these will be grouped together under the heading Multiple Versions.