Art & Art History Research Guide: Home

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

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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"). 

Art & Art History research

This guide shows you how to find articlesbooksart imagesand other resources for art and art history research at NEIU.

Did your professor put something "on reserve" at the Library? Click on Course Reserves to find it.

Linking Google Scholar and Library Databases Off-Campus

When you're on-campus and using Google Scholar to conduct research, you'll notice the "Find it @ NEIU" link on the right side of your results page. See below:

Clicking on "Find it @ NEIU" connects you to our Library databases, where you'll often be able to find the full text of the article for free (or be connected to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan to borrow the article for free from another library).

To see these "Find it @ NEIU" links when you're off-campus, please follow the instructions below to connect Google Scholar to the Library databases.

Getting started

Can I do all my research at home or from a computer off-campus?

Yes! However, many resources are licensed for NEIU users only, so you'll need to login using your NEIU NetID and Password when accessing them off-campus. The Library's online resources are available 24 hours a day.

What is interlibrary loan?

While researching, you may find materials you need that we don't own. Interlibrary loan is a free service the library offers to get you those materials. If we don't own it, we'll get it for you.

How does interlibrary loan work?

There are two ways of getting something we don't own through interlibrary loan.

  • Request a book we don't own that you find in I-ShareI-Share searches over 86 libraries in Illinois. To request a book from I-Share, create a Library Catalog account using the 14 digit number on your NEIU ID card. You will receive an email when your books arrive. Books can be delivered to the library of your choice (NEIU Main Library, El Centro, CCICS, or University Center in Grayslake) and will arrive in approximately 3-9 calendar days.
  • Use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan to request an online version of a journal or magazine article that we don't own or a book that is not available in I-Share. Before requesting, create an ILLiad account using your NetID and password. Online versions of requested articles are delivered to your online ILLiad account, and books are delivered to the library you designate. Articles typically take 1-3 days to arrive, and books can take anywhere from 5 days to several weeks depending on the book's location.

What is the Findit@NEIU button? 

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