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Art and Art History Subject Guide: BOOKS

Selected Books from Smith Library Center

A Culture of Stone : : Inka perspectives on rock

Finding books on art and art history at Southwestern

The Library have thousands and thousands of books on almost any topic in the collection. You can perform author and/or title searches in WorldCat. You can also search by subject headings and keywords.

Use GET IT! for those books outside our library.  Click here for GET IT! tutorial.


  • 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  GET IT! and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a SU database, look for a shortcut link (REQUEST THIS ITEM FROM GET IT!) to automatically enter in the information for you.
  • If your  article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. 

Subject Headings

Click on the links below to execute a search in the WorldCat.  After completing your initial search, be sure to look on the left side of the screen for other subject heading ideas and limiters through which you may target your search.  This is not an exhaustive list of subject headings related to art and art history.

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers -- 700's, The ARTS

Books in the library are arranged using the Dewey Classification System.  The 700s range widely through diverse subjects: civic and landscape art, architecture, plastic arts and sculpture, drawing and decorative arts, painting, printmaking, photography, music, and recreational and performing arts

  • 700 Arts‚Äč
  • 710 Landscaping & Area Planning
  • 720 Architecture
  • 730 Sculpture, Ceramics & Metalwork
  • 740 Drawing & Decorative Arts
  • 750 Painting
  • 760 Graphic Arts
  • 770 Photography & Computer Art