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A guide for finding art resources and information

The Big Picture: Using the "Everything" Search Box on the Library's Homepage

The "Everything" search means you are searching for all formats: books, ebooks, videos, CDs, and a selection of articles. To get a broad range of results, start with a very general topic.

It's a good place to start research, and to get ideas for terms. Be sure to click on the titles, then the "Description" section for more details, subject terms, tables of contents, etc. You can use the menu options on the left margin to narrow your search.

Click on the image to start searching!

Library Homepage

For more specific article searches, please look at the Journals, Magazines & Databases tab on this guide,

or go to the library's homepage to Databases A-Z (in the Research menu)

Main Collection

You can search the NNU catalog at any time by clicking the John E. Riley Library image.

Most of our art books are located in the N section. Some are in the T section.

If you'd like to browse the collection you might find these call number sections helpful.

Library of Congress Subject Headings in Art, Architecture & Applied Arts


  • N      Fine Arts - General
  • NA   Architecture
  • NB   Sculpture
  • NC   Drawing, Design & Illustration
  • ND   Painting
  • NE   Photography (see also: TT)
  • TR    Photography (see also: NE)
  • TT    Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

See also

  • BH   Aesthetics
  • QM   Human Anatomy

Featured Books from the Main Collection