Books & audio/visuals
The Online Catalog is a good place to start your research.
|Library of Congress classification||Dewey Decimal classification|
|N - Visual Arts||700 - General arts|
|NA - Architecture||710 - Civic and landscape art|
|NB - Sculpture||720 - Architecture|
|NC - Drawing, Design, Illustrations||730 - Sculpture|
|ND - Painting||738 - Ceramics|
|NE - Print media||739 - Metalwork|
|NK - Decorative arts||740 - Drawing and decorative arts|
|NX - Arts in general||750 - Painting and paintings|
|TR – Photography||760 - Graphic arts|
|TT - Arts and Crafts||770 - Photography|
Magazines & journals
These journals can be found in the "Art" section of the journals on the 2nd floor of LSC-Tomball Community Library:
You can also find journal articles in the online databases.
Recommended databases for Art:
Note: Use your 14 digit library barcode number for off-campus access to all of the above databases.
ArtLex: Art Dictionary
A dictionary for artists, collectors, students and educators. Includes definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art & visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million letters, photographs, diaries, oral history interviews, sketches, scrapbooks, business records, and other documents that support the study of the history of the visual arts in America.
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1100-1850),currently containing over 22.600 reproductions.
Writing about art is different from other essays, you must learn to describe and analyze what you see. The library has many books that will walk you through the process of critiquing art. Search the library catalog in the subject search box, type in the term art-criticism. You can also check out these sites: