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Welcome to FSU Libraries' Art research guide!

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Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, gunpowder on paper, 300 x 1600 cm. Exhibition view at Fundación Proa. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Catalog Tips and Tricks

These are my recommendations for your best bets in researching Art topics. For additional links and resources please see the navigation bar on the left side of this research guide.

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for serendipitous discovery of books in your subject area. Here are the call number ranges for studio arts:

  • N --- Fine Arts
  • N (5300-7429) --- Art History
  • NA --- Architecture
  • NB --- Sculpture
  • NC --- Drawing, Design, and 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
  • Art -- American
  • Art -- Ancient
  • Art -- Modern
  • Commercial art
  • Folk art
  • Graphic arts

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