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Art & Design: Find Books

Highlights print and electronic resources available at the UI Library and beyond for finding books, articles and images.

Floor Maps

To find library items

Take a look at our library floor maps

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Remember that our catalog looks for items that UI owns first, followed by items owned by Summit. You can request both using your Vandal Card. If you find something Summit doesn't own, we can always order it for you through Interlibrary Loan.

For more information about using the catalog to find books, consider viewing some of our tutorials:

Quick Guide to WorldCat Local (catalog)

Joe Vandal Finds a Book in the UI Library

Citing Books

Need help citing resources for a paper?

Try using Purdue University's Online Writing Program, which features a description of various citation styles and examples: see their APA Guide or MLA Guide for help. Examples for reference lists/bibliographies and in-text citations are listed in the left-hand sidebar of each page.

Art & Design Books @ UI

Books are located on the 3rd floor, organized by the Library of Congress Classification scheme; additional books may be located on the 2nd floor in our Oversize Book collection.

Search for books (including the e-book collection) using the library catalog.

      Visual Arts                                                    N1-9165

      Sculpture                                                      NB 1-1952

     Drawing                                                         NC 1-1940

     Painting                                                         ND 25-3416

     Print Media                                                     NE 1-3002

     Decor                                                             NK 1-9955

     Arts (General)                                                NX 1-820

Search the Library Catalog

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog:

  • Choose the search scope by selecting either UI + Summit + Articles (all materials); UI + Summit (items owned by UI and member libraries); or UI Library Only (items owned only by the UI Library).   
  • Limiting your search: Start with a basic search and once you find a book that seems to be about your topic, you can use the format and/or other options located on the left to further narrow your search.
  • On the Advanced Search page, the year, language, and location (to name a few options) of items can be limited.
  • Subject headings can be a great way to narrow in on your topic.

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