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Studio Art: Find Books

This guide will help you research contemporary art, artists, and techniques as a Studio Art major.

Browsing Art & Art History Books

The majority of Art & Art History books are stored on the 3rd and 4th floors.  Oversize books can be found on the 1st floor.  Books are arranged by subject within these sections:

AM Museums/Museology

GT Costume, Dress, Fashion

Visual Arts (General)

NA Architecture

NB Sculpture

NC Drawing, Illustration

ND Painting

NE Print Media

NK Decorative Arts, Design

NX Arts in General

TR Photography

TS Industrial Design, Product Design

TT Crafts and Fashion

Z Book Arts,Typography

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WorldCat Local Search

Search Olin and libraries worldwide with Worldcat Local:


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Search Google Books

You can also search millions of books, magazines, and newspapers digitized through the Google Books project.  Levels of access depend on copyright status and publisher permissions--so you may find a citation, snippet, limited view, or full text.  Best used for electronic access to books in the public domain (i.e., works published before 1924).

Google Book Search

Open Library - Online Book Loans

Open Library is a new project from the Internet Archive that provides online digital copies of texts in the public domain, out-of-print, and in-print. To search and see if there are free digital book loans for topics relevant to your research topics go to: