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Where are the Art Books?

All art books have the letter N at the beginning of the call number.

N - General Art

NA - Architecture

NB - Sculpture

NC - Drawing, Animation & Graphic Design

ND - Painting

Books about the National Gallery

Here are a few books about the National Gallery and its collection.  We have many, many more, so try searching for books using your artist's name, nationality or style (Botticelli, Italian art or Renaissance art).

Narrowing Your Results

Get fewer (but better) results by:

1. Using specific keywords.
2. Filtering with search options.


Box 1:
Online or Physical?

Box 2:
Resource Type
Book or Audio Visual?

Box 3:
Which Campus?

Box 4:
Publication Date


Targeted Reading

Save yourself time.  Do targeted reading.

Use the table of contents and index.

Table of contents and index

Use the table of contents to identify parts of the book that cover your topic. Chapter 2 is good if you want information on pesticides. Chapter 7 has info on making organic food choices.

The index tells you anywhere in the book that a topic is discussed. In the example above, chicken meat and chickens are discussed on pages 74-75, 110, 112-114 and 162. The certified organic label is a big topic, so the index breaks it down - federal standards, state standards, USDA labeling, etc. This helps you find exactly what you need quickly. The index also tells us to "see also" organic certification.