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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
N61-72 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N81-390 Study and teaching. Research
N400-3990 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N5198-5299 Private collections and collectors
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 Encore under these suggested subject headings:
Check the Library of Congress Subject Headings for other more specific terms to search on the Library Catalog.
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McFarlin Library's Ebooks
The library pays for access to other collections, such as the EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
The EBSCOhost eBook Collection brings you tens of thousands of recently published, academically-oriented ebooks. You can search for a particular book by title, author, or keyword or search the content of individual titles. You can also browse the collection by broad subject area, such as "Business & Economics", "Sciences", "Literature & Criticism", etc.
You may read the EBSCOhost ebooks online or download most of them to your PC or ereader. (These are recent, copyrighted works and their use is determined by the company that owns the copyright.)
If you need assistance in using the EBSCO ebooks, please consult the EBSCO Ebooks Support Center which provides detailed instructions, including a step-by-step video tutorial on how to check out and download EBSCO 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:
- Check Encore to be sure McFarlin doesn't have it
- Then go to the Interlibrary Loan Department and request a copy
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