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Art Resources: Home

This guide contains direct links to Lane Library's resources such as the library catalog and databases. There are also links to outside websites suitable for Art research.

By J. M. W. Turner - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain,

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Art

The Lane Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to assign call numbers to books so that you can find them on the shelves. If you'd like to browse the shelves, you can find the art books under these broad categories, both in the Reference Collection, 1st floor and in the Main Stacks, 2nd floor:

N Visual arts

NA Architecture

NB Sculpture

NC Drawing. Design. Illustration

ND Painting

NE Print media

NK Decorative arts

NX Arts in general

TP Chemical technology (includes some ceramics/pottery)

TT Handicrafts. Arts and Craft

Films on Demand

Abstract Art vs. Figurative Art (from Films on Demand)

Analyzing Art

 Describe the image and discuss the way it is put together (the composition).

- Analyze the meaning of the image for the artist.

- Consider the historical meaning of the image.

- Evaluate the effectiveness of the image for today

Doing Library Research


Writing about Art

Click on the link below for tips on writing about art, including description, analysis, and creating a bibliography.