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Art History: Find Books

Art History Resources at the UMD Library

This guide serves as an introduction to the art history 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 history. However, this guide is by no means a complete list of resources. To see all the available digital art history 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.

Browse these general call number areas to find books related to art history:

3rd Floor

  • D European and World History
  • E U.S. History
  • F Local U.S. History and The Americas

4th Floor

  • 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. 

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