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Welcome to FSU Libraries' guide to research in the visual arts.
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Use the Library of
Congress Classification Outline to
browse for serendipitous discovery of books in your subject area.
are the call number ranges for studio arts:
- N --- Fine arts
- N 5300-7429 --- Art History
- NA --- Architecture
- NB --- Sculpture
- NC --- Drawing. Design. Illustration
- ND --- Painting
- NE --- Print media
- NK --- Decorative arts
- NX --- Arts in general
- TR --- Photography
- TT --- Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts
The following are just a few subject headings that may be used when searching the Libraries' catalog:
- Art -- American
- Art -- Ancient
- Art -- Modern
- Commercial art
- Folk art
- Graphic arts
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference resources.
ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
Art Full Text & Art Index Retrospective*
Art Full Text features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts from an international array of publications covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and more. Art Index Retrospective provides indexing and abstracts of art literature dating back to 1913. Here both resources can be searched together.
This guide created by Caley Cannon (2009) and updated by Jessica Evans Brady (2013).
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