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Art History: Books

Search for Books

To find books, search DELCAT Discovery, the online catalog of the University of Delaware Library.

Finding Art-Related Books

How Do I Search for a Book on an Art-Related Topic?

You can go into the stacks and browse through the N section, but because the library's collection is so large, it is often more efficient to search for a title within the catalog first, and then look around that title for other books on the same topic.

Search DELCAT Discovery to find library resources related to your research topic.

DELCAT Discovery is a discovery tool which combines items held by the University of Delaware Library and items held by libraries around the world.  Therefore, using this resource opens up many new collections for you to search.

Search DELCAT Discovery to Find Library Resources

Search DELCAT Discovery to find library resources related to your research topic. Users can limit searches to books, journals and other items held by the University of Delaware Library or search the entire WorldCat database that encompasses millions of titles in libraries throughout the world.

UD items appear at or near the top of the results display. Material not held by the Library (labeled WorldCat Libraries) can be requested via a link that automatically generates an interlibrary loan request form.

At this time, call number browsing is available from the Call Number Browse web page.

Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases (e.g., "installation art" or "journal of decorative and propaganda arts").
  • It is important to click either "View all formats and languages" or "View all editions" to obtain complete information about library holdings. Both links connect to the same page.

Locating Books

Where are the Art Books Located?

Books in the library are grouped together by subject.  Art books are located on the third floor of the Library within the N section.  Photography books are located on the lower level of the Library within the TR section.

Important: Many art books are considered oversize (designated as Folio or Folio+). Oversize books are located on the Lower Level of the Library. 

The N section of the library is divided as follows: 

 N - Visual Arts

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing, Design, Illustration

ND - Painting

NE - Print Media

NK - Decorative Arts

NX - Arts in General, including interdisciplinary studies

 

CC- Archaeology

TR- Photography

 

Need help?

Contact:
Susan Davi
Email
Associate Librarian
Collection Management & Licensed Electronic Content Dept.
302.831.6948