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Art & Art History Research Guide: Books

Guide to art and art history research resources available at NEIU.

Where Can I Find Art Books in the Library?

If you're simply looking for inspiration, there are books on every floor that can help with that? However, if you're looking for information about a specific artist, movement, or medium, you'll find those books on the 4th floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Most art books have call number that begin with the letter N. See the link below for more specific call number ranges to help with your browsing. 

If you're looking for photography books, start with the TR call number section. You can find the TR subsections at this link.

For typography books, head to Z246. You can find the Z subsections at this link (note that "typography" is listed as "typesetting" and "type and type founding"). 

Creating a Library/I-Share Account handout

Click on the link to get printable instructions. You will learn how to set up your library accounts.

Book and exhibit reviews

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Art books in Special Collections

How to find a book by call number handout

Click on the link to get printable instructions. You will learn how to read call numbers so that you can find books and other materials in the library.

MetPublications (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Search Tip: If you find an item that interests you in the MetPublications that is not available full-text, search for it in WorldCat Discovery. Enter the exact title in quotation marks, and select "Libraries Worldwide" from the drop-down menu.

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