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Macdonald-Kelce Library

Art, Design, and Art History

A guide for students researching the areas of fine art, art history, design, digital arts, and architecture

Finding Books in the Library


To begin finding books in the library, use Summon, the discovery system that cross searches books and articles. Do a basic keyword search and then limit the Content Type to "Books/eBooks" found in the left hand facets.

Here's what it looks like when searching "Andy Warhol" in Summon:

 

When using the Online Catalog (used to search books only), follow these guidelines:

To find a particular artist, use the UTOPIA Online Catalog, and type in the artist's name beginning with their last name. Select "Subject Browse" from the menu, then search in order to get a clear list of books by the artist, books about the artist, exhibition catalogues, critical readings, interviews, DVDs, and catalogues raisonnés.

Tip: Use Worldcat.org to find books we don't have in Macdonald-Kelce Library. The book may be at Hillsborough County Public Library, or at USF, where you are able to check out books. 

Here's a search for "Warhol, Andy" in the Online Catalog:

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To find a book by subject or artistic movement, type in keywords and do a basic Keyword Search, or select Subject Browse to choose from a more granular list. This is helpful because sometimes the search term that's cataloged is slightly different from the one you choose.

Below is a search for the early 20th century art movement "Dada." The subject list shows "Dadaism" as the cataloged term.

Keyword Search:


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Subject Browse:


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Art eBooks


Find digital art book collections online:

National Gallery of Art 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications 


New Books


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