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ART 101: History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic (Weber-Loudoun)

This guide has been created to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs,

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Search the Library Catalog

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Search for books on your topic in the library catalog. You can also search by the name of the artist, the title of the work, or the historical era (including the medium, technique, or style).  

Select 'Request Item' to have books from other NOVA libraries sent to Loudoun for pick up. If your book is at Loudoun be sure to write down the call number in order to locate the book on the shelf.

eBooks are accessible through the catalog. To limit your results to eBooks, look for the "Availability" filter from your search results page and select "Available Online". Within the eBook record, click the link for 'Full text availability:' to access the eBook. Log in with your MyNOVA username and password when prompted.

Suggested Books and eBooks

Browsing for Art Books

Art books are located in the "N" section on the 3rd floor of the library. The exception to this is photography books, which are located in the "T" section.

Art books and their subcategories are located in the following sections: 

N - for General Art

NA - for Architecture

NB - for Sculpture

NC - for Drawing, Animation & Graphic Design

ND - for Painting

TR - for Photography