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Books, Journals & Media

OneSearch is a good place to begin a search, and combines the catalog with the databases.

WorldCat  is a good resource to find books that may be in another library, or to get more information about a particular resource.

To support browsing the Art Library's Book and Periodicals collections please refer to the Library of Congress classification system:

  • N visual arts in general
  • NA architecture
  • NB sculpture
  • NC drawing, design, illustration
  • ND painting
  • NE print media
  • NK decorative arts
  • NX arts in general

Reference Books

Reference books are a wonderful place to begin your research.

  • They offer introductory information
  • They explain background of topic
  • They highlight key terms
  • They assist with formulating a topic

The following are just a sample of the reference books in the Queens College Art Library