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This topic guide provides information and resources to support Art.

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Examples of LC Subjects Headings and Keywords for Searching

A few examples of subject headings (for a targeted search) and keywords (for a broader search) to help you get started in the Library Catalog.

Subject Headings

  • Art -- criticism
  • Art -- history
  • Art -- technique
  • Art, Canadian -- 20th century
  • Art, modern -- terminology
  • Artists -- Alaska
  • Decorative arts
  • Graphic design (typography)
  • Graphic methods
  • Visual communication

Keywords (if too many results, try terms as subject headings)

  • Art and design
  • Art movements or periods, such as:
    • Art Nouveau
    • Impressionism
    • Baroque
    • Renaissance
    • Arts and Crafts
  • Specific artists or media, such as:
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Ceramic artists

Browsing the Shelves by LC Call Numbers

Call number ranges for browsing the shelves.  See the Library of Congress Classification Online for a more specific breakdown.

N             Visual arts

NA          Architecture

NB          Sculpture

NC          Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND          Painting

NE          Print media

NK          Decorative arts

NX          Arts in general

TR           Photography

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