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ARTH 399 Special Topics in Art History: Books


Didn't find what you need in Primo? Search WorldCat, a catalog of books and materials available worldwide.To request an item found in WorldCat that is not available through Collins Library or Summit, use interlibrary loan.

Google Books

Google Books can be a fabulous tool when used in conjunction with Primo.  Google Books will let you get inside books to see where your topic is being discussed, but never rely solely on snippets or excerpts.  Always track down the full book in Primo!

Google Book Search

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In addition to print books, you'll also discover ebooks in Primo.

One vendor whose ebooks are not represented in Primo is the ACLS Humanites E-Book Collection which must be searched separately.

Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad art topic, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters. The Ns are located on the third floor, while CC is on the lower level.
  • N: Visual Arts
  • NA: Architecture
  • NB: Sculpture
  • NC: Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • ND: Painting
  • NE: Print media
  • NK: Decorative Arts
  • NX: Arts in general
  • CC: Archaeology
  • D:  History


Locations of Books
  • New books are located in the Library lobby on the main floor and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!
Call Number Location Chart
The call number location chart identifies the floor where the call number may be found in the book stacks.

Tipasa: Interlibrary Loan

If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option to getting it. Use Tipasa, our interlibrary loan service.

You'll need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in subsequently.

Once you have an account, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form, like this:

Interlibrary Loan Link

Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your  article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.