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A research guide for art students

Inter-Library Loan

We don't have the title you want? Request it from another library that does through our InterLibrary Loan form. You can even submit a request for another library to scan an article that they have in print and send it to you via email.

Check out our brief Introduction to Interlibrary Loan on Vimeo.

Renew Your Items

Renew your items from the comfort of your own computer. 

The log-in information required is the same you will use to log-in for off-campus access to library resources:

Your username: your last name
Your password: "lr" + your ID card number, omitting any leading zeros
Example: if your ID number is 000654321, your password/barcode would be -- lr654321

Library Catalog

Search the online catalog for books, DVDs, e-books, audio books, etc. searching use more general search terms than you would when searching a database of journal articles. For example, do a SUBJECT search on art to see the many subjects and entries listed under each. 

When you find an item that looks useful, check the subject headings - you can click on them to see similar items.  Also, it may be useful to click on the call number in the record. This allows you to virtually browse the titles as though you were standing in the stacks, except you'll also see any e-books in the collection. 

Print Books - Browse the stacks!

You can browse our extensive collection of art-related books on the 2nd floor of the Rudisill Library! The following Library of Congress call number classifications may be of interest to you. The first letter(s) found on the sticker near the bottom of the book's spine will be...

  • N -   Visual arts
  • NA - Architecture
  • NB - Sculpture
  • NC - Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • ND - Painting
  • NE - Print media
  • NK - Decorative arts
  • NX - Arts in general
  • Don't forget to check out the Oversize books (OS), too! 2nd floor stacks, after Zs. 

Confused? Ask a Librarian!

E-Books @ Rudisill Library

There are thousands of e-books available to you through Rudisill Library. To find more e-books in the library catalog, use our advanced search options - select e-books as your material type. Try it out! Watch our short video on Finding E-books in the library catalog.

E-books on graphic design

E-books on general art topics