Fine Arts: Book Search

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  • in depth information,
  • historical context,
  • overview, synthesis and analysis.

Check the table of contents:  often a chapter or two are all that is needed.



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Art Related Subject Headings

Forms of Subject Headings searches  in MARQCAT

Names of Artists (lastname firstname)

Periods of Time or Schools
    art ancient     art primitive              
    art gothic       art 4th cent.                  

In Particular Locales
    art egyptian (art by egyptians)   
art egypt (art located in egypt)
    etruscan art

Types of Art
    painting french   sculpture
    outsider art         folk art       

Specific Works of Art/Architecture
    chartres            great sphinx

Themes and Uses of Art Works
    saints art          christian art     
    cathedrals         gods in art
    flowers in art 
    symbolism in art

MARQCAT Searching Tips

Tip: Find additional materials via MARQCAT

  • Pull-up the individual MARQCAT records for materials that have already been found. Scroll down to see what subject headings have been assigned.

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Searches books in the Google Books project.  Identifies and ranks books with relevant content.  Click on book title/cover for more information including a 'Find in a Library' which will locate nearby libraries with the book and provide a link to search MARQCAT.  If the book is out of copyright and in the public domain, the full text can be viewed.

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