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Art: A Guide to McFarlin Library Resources: Books

Art Books: Call Numbers

Most of the art books are located on the north side of the Main Level in McFarlin Library's West Wing.

Art books have call numbers beginning with the letter "N". The letters and numbers that follow indicate the specific subject area. For example:

N1-(9211) Visual arts
N1-58 General
N61-72 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N81-390 Study and teaching. Research
N400-3990 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N4390-5098 Exhibitions
N5198-5299 Private collections and collectors
N5300-7418 History
N7420-7525.8 General works
N7560-8266 Special subjects of art
N8350-8356 Art as a profession. Artists
N8510-8553 Art studios, materials, etc.
N8554-8585 Examination and conservation of works of art
N8600-8675 Economics of art
N8700-9165 Art and the state. Public art

Art Books: Subject Headings

Library materials for Art are listed on the library catalog under these suggested subject headings:

Broad Terms:

Narrow terms:

Check the Library of Congress Subject Headings for other more specific terms to search on the Library Catalog.

Summon Quick Search for Books

McFarlin Library's Ebooks

McFarlin Library provides you with access to a large number of ebook (electronic book) collections.  These include reference (quick information) books, classic literature, academic/scholarly publications, fiction, biographies, and more. 

Some ebooks are from free collections, such as Project Gutenberg or ManyBooks.  These are generally works in the public domain, usually published before about 1923, and have few if any restrictions on their use.

Search ALL McFarlin E-books by title:

   


The library pays for access to other collections, such as ProQuest's Ebook Central.

 

Ebook Central

 

ProQuest's Ebook Central has over 200,000 academic ebooks from a variety of publishers on a wide range of topics and disciplines.  You may read the ebooks in your browser or check them out and download them for offline reading on your laptop, tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

HINT: To search for an exact title, enclose the title in quotation marks: for example, "Diplomat in Carpet Slippers"

If you need assistance in using the ProQuest ebooks, please consult ProQuest's Ebook Central LibGuide which provides detailed instructions, including tutorials on using the online reader, and how to download ebooks.  You may also contact the McFarlin Library Research Dept.  The librarians will be happy to help!

Look for More Books

Can't find what you need at McFarlin? Use these resources to locate books that may be available online or from other libraries. If you find a book you want:

  1. Check Summon to be sure McFarlin doesn't have it
  2. Then go to the Interlibrary Loan Department and request a copy