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Art: A Research Guide

Find books in the library

Use the High Library Catalog to find items that are in the library, including  books, DVDs, and other materials.  Use a  subject search and use the links under  Catalog Record to find similar  materials.    To find books that contain an artist's work, search the artist's name as an author.    To find books of criticism about an artist, search the artist's name as a subject



Use the Call Number to find items in the library.  If an item is checked out, place a hold on it, and you will be notified when it is returned. 

Using the High Library Catalog:   

Catalog Search Tips

First try a subject search.    If this doesn't work, try a keyword search.   Using AND,  combine these search results with another word that describes your topic.    When you get a good result, click on the links under Catalog Record to get more good results

Find DVDs, CDs, and scores.

In the Library Catalog, under TYPE,  select the kind of material for which you are searching, such as DVDs, CDs, or Scores.   Hit SEARCH to see all of the DVDs that the library holds, or add search words to find DVDs on particular subjects. 

Reference Books in the Library

Reference books are located on the main level of the library and must be used within the building.  You can use the copier in the library to scan pages of reference books  and email them to yourself as a PDF.