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Art History

Subject Search Terms for Art History


 Art History    

 Art History - Call Numbers: N5300-N7418  

  • History of ArchitectureCall Numbers: NA190-NA1555.5
  • Sculpture History/collective biography - Call Numbers: NB60-NB1115
  • History of Drawing/Design/IllustrationCall Numbers: NC50-NC266
  • History of PaintingCall Numbers: ND49-ND813
  • History of Printmaking and Engraving - Call Numbers: NE400-NE773
  • Wood Engraving History - Call Numbers: NE1030-NE1196.3
  • History of Metal Engraving - Call Numbers: NE1634-NE1749 
  • History of Etching and Aquatint - Call Numbers: NE1980-NE2055.5
  • Decorative Arts History - Call Numbers: NK600-NK806

  • History of the Arts - Call Numbers:NX440-NX632


  •   Photography - Call Numbers: TR1-TR1050

 Handicrafts/Arts and crafts  

  •  Handicrafts/Arts and crafts - Call Numbers: TT1-TR999  


The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Art History that can be used when searching for books and other items in the FAU Libraries Catalog. 

  • Art History -- Dictionaries
  • Art -- History
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Artist Name (eg. Baudelaire, Charles 1821-1867) -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Painters 

Reference Titles

Search the FAU Libraries Catalog for books and other library materials.

Libraries Catalog Quick Search  

Below is a sample of the some of the electronic books available for Art History. For a complete list of e-books, please go to the FAU catalog, do an advanced search (you may want to use some of the terms to the left), limit your location to electronic resources, and limit your format to books.

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Search the FAU Libraries Catalog for books and other library materials.

Libraries Catalog Quick Search


Interlibrary Loan

During your research process, if you find that our library does not have the particular book or article that you are looking for, you are able to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

It may take 7-10 days for your loan to get to you, so plan ahead



UBorrow is a loan service that allows FAU students, faculty, and staff to directly request materials from participating libraries within Florida's state University/College library system. Currently, you can only request books via UBorrow.

How to Use UBorrow

  • When searching the FAU Library Catalog, click on the blue UBorrow link towards the top right corner of the search results page.

  • This will take you to the State University/College Libraries catalog, showing all the available items within Florida's university/college system.

  • If you want an item, click on the UBorrow icon below the book title, then provide your Owl Card number, and select where you want to pick up your book.

  • You will receive an email in a few days letting you know that your book is ready for you to pick up at the Service Desk at the library.

Need more information?  See the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) pages about UBorrow.

What's a Call Number?

Refer to call numbers to find our books on the shelves. Every book is assigned a call number which tells you where in the library you can find it.  For more help, watch our short tutorial.

How do I find books?

Need help with finding books?  This brief video demonstrates how to use the library catalog.

Libraries Catalog Quick Search
Last updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:15 AM