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Art: Find Books and Videos

Art resources at the Kathryn A. Martin Library

This guide serves as an introduction to the art resources provided by the Kathryn A. Martin Library. Each of the resources listed here is an excellent starting point for research in the field of art. However, this guide is by no means a complete list of resources. To see all the available digital art resources, visit the A-Z databases list. If you have any questions, you can contact a librarian from the box below.

Find Books

In order to find books, you can search the library catalog, which is linked in the box below. The catalog also contains ebooks, DVDs, videos, government documents, music recordings, scores, and teaching materials.

You can browse these general call number areas on the 4th floor of the library to find art and design-related books:

  • N Visual Art
  • NA Architecture
  • NB Sculpture
  • NC Illustration, Drawing, Posters, Commercial Art, Graphic Art
  • ND Painting
  • NE Print Media (woodcuts, lithography, aquatint, etc.)
  • NK Graphic Design, Ceramics, Textiles, Antiques, Arts and Crafts
  • NX Multimedia, or studies of more than one medium in the same book
  • TR Photography

If the library doesn't hold a book you're looking for, you can search WorldCat here: WorldCat -- UMD Students, Staff, and Faculty. Use WorldCat to find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. 

Getting Started

Find Reference Materials

Reference materials are information resources that provide basic facts and background information about a topic. They're often helpful at the beginning of the research process. See below for a few examples of our online reference sources. You can find additional reference materials on the 2nd floor of the library, near the Research & Information Desk.

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