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Art and Art History (UNH Durham)

Why Use Books?

Books are good places to acquire in-depth information on a topic.

In libraries, print books are arranged by subject, so when you find a title in the stacks, browse the same shelf or shelves for related titles.

Remember: you won't necessarily be reading a book from cover to cover.


  • Use the index in the back and table of contents in the front to find relevant information quickly.
  • Check the bibliography to find other sources of similar information.

Common call numbers for ART HISTORY are:

Visual arts:  N

Architecture:  NA

Sculpture:  NB

Drawing, design, illustration:  NC

Painting:  ND

Print media:  NE

Decorative arts:  NK

Arts in general:  NX

Library Search Box

Use the UNH Library search box either here or from the UNH Library's home page to search the variety of materials held by the library, including books, journal articles, and other resources.

How to Read an LC Call Number (video) (2:46)

Watch this short video to learn how to read a Library of Congress Classification call number so you can find books in the stacks. 

Books and Media Worldwide

Use the search box below to look for materials beyond the UNH Library.



If Your Item Is Not at UNH

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service (free for users) that allows libraries to borrow materials from other libraries. Use ILL when you identify an item that you need that UNH doesn't own or have access to.