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Art and Art History: Find Books

This guide provides resources on the subjects of Art and Art History.

Find Books

Keywords Magnifying Glass

When looking for books, use broad keywords to get more results! Try searching for the:

  • Art Movement (i.e. Impressionism)
  • Time Period (i.e. 18th-Century Art)
  • Geographic Location (i.e. Italy Art)

If I'm looking for books on Andy Warhol, some keyword searches I may try in the catalog are:

  • Andy Warhol
  • "Pop Art"
  • "Modern Art"
  • (Twentieth OR 20th) Century Art
  • American Art
Search Tips: 
  • Use an asterisk * to find word variants (ex: paint* = paints, painting, painter)
  • Put your keywords in quotes to search for an exact phrase (ex: "Pop art")

Browse By Call Number

N Visual Art (General)
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing
ND Painting
NE Prints, Graphic Arts
NK Decorative Arts
NK 3700 - NK 4695 Ceramics / Pottery
TR Photography
TS Industrial Design
TT Handicrafts / Arts & Crafts

Search for Books in the Library

Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.

Search for Reference Books in the Library


Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Use reference books to get a broad overview of your topic!
  • Many reference books have a Table of Contents (in the front of the book) and an Index (in the back of the book).  Search both of these places for your keywords to see what pages to turn to so you can read about your topic.

Search for Ebooks


Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Ebooks are keyword searchable, so you can quickly find what you're looking for within the text.
  • Ebooks can be accessed anywhere!

Search the OhioLINK catalog


Search Tips:
  • Not seeing any materials that you want in Ursuline Library's catalog? Try searching the OhioLINK catalog!
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.


How to Request OhioLINK materials:
  1. From the OhioLINK search results, click on the title of the item that you're interested in.
    • You will only be able to request materials that have an "Available" status.
  2. Under Library Holdings, click on the green Request button. OhioLINK Request button
  3. Select "Ursuline College" from the dropdown menu and click Submit.
  4. Fill out the Request Verification form with your name (i.e. Jane Doe) and your Ursuline ID # (i.e. 1234567).
  5. Click Submit.
    • Your OhioLINK materials should arrive at Ursuline College Library for you to pick up within 2-3 business days.
    • You will get an email when your OhioLINK books are available for pick up.

The books listed below offer a general overview of Art and Art History subjects. To find more specific books on your topic, try searching the catalog using your relevant keywords.

Reference Books




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