Art-General Library Guide: Finding Books in Library Catalog

Finding Books

What is Library Catalog?

 

Library Catalog is the library catalog for ALL of the 8 Vanderbilt Libraries.  You can use it to find:

  • Books
  • DVDs & Videos
  • Periodical Titles (not individual articles)
  • Reserve materials
  • and more...

What's This Number?

Need help making sense of the Call # you found in Library Catalog?  or where to find the book in the library? 

 

 

Browsing for Books

Another option is to browse the STACKS for books.  

Art Books-Regular and Oversize books are located on the
8th floor of the Central Library.

Visual Arts (General) N
Architecture NA
Sculpture NB
Drawing NC
Painting ND
Prints/Engravings NE 
Decorative Arts NK
Arts in general NX
Landscape Arch SB
Photography TR (3rd floor)

 

 

Library Floor Plans

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

          

LIBRARY CATALOG

Keyword vs. Subject Searching
Step 1:
  Start your search process with a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.
Step 2:
  Use these keywords for your initial searches.
Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.

 

EXAMPLE