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Fine Arts Resources


Searching for Art and Design Books

CONSORT is a search tool that lets you search the collections of OWU, Denison, Kenyon, and the College of Wooster. You can find books, ebooks, periodicals, and audiovisual items. 

Call Numbers for Art and Design Books

Art - General
  • N5300-N57418 = Art History
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing and Design
  • NC980-NC996 = Illustration
  • NC998-NC1003 = Commercial art and Graphic design
  • See also: Z call numbers for Typography
ND Painting
NE Print Making and Engraving
NK Decorative Arts
  • NK1700-NK2195 = Interior design
  • NK3700-NK4695 = Ceramics
  • NK9800-NK9505.5 = Metalwork
  • See also: TT call numbers for more on handicrafts

The Arts (as a field)

  • NX280-410 = Arts education
  • NX760-NX770 = Arts administration




  • TT205-TT267 = Metalworking
  • See also: NK for decorative arts
  • Z

    Book Trade and Design

  • Z246-Z253 = Printing, Layout, and Typography
  • Z266-Z276 = Bookbinding
  • See also: NC for Graphic design
  • Art Reference Books

    Reference books, like dictionaries and encyclopedias, can be helpful starting points for research. They can give you basic information on a person -- their full name, date and place of birth -- and overviews on historical eras and art movements. From there you can find key words to help you search for more specific topics. 

    You can find reference books for art on the 1st floor of Beeghly, with the same call number ranges listed above. Here's some of what you'll find: