Skip to Main Content

Art History

This is a selective guide to help you do research in Art History.

Use the discovery tool Omni to search most of Queen's resources simultaneously. Try the quick search guide or advanced Omni Search Tips for details. Omni enables direct borrowing using Get It from Ontario partner libraries and interlibrary loans is freely available for unlisted items.

Connect to the proxy server using your NetID and password for Library access off-campus.  


Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658, oil on canvas, 107.4 x 87.0 cm, Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2015 (58-008), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON. Photo courtesy of Otto Naumann, Ltd

Fine Arts Classification

"N" materials are in the Art Collection on the 2nd floor, also some Q's. Other numbers are integrated in Stauffe

  • N: Visual arts
  • NA: Architecture
  • NB: Sculpture
  • NC: Drawing. Design. Illustration
  • ND: Painting
  • NE: Print media. Printmaking and engraving
  • NK: Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament
  • NX: Arts in general (two or more of the fine arts media)
  • SB: Landscape Architecture (SB470+ )
  • TR: Photography
  • BH: Aesthetics

Course Guides

  • ARTH225: Art and Fashion: from the Renaissance to the Present [no longer taught]
  • ARTH275: Design Research Guide
  • ARTH305: Landscape/Art in Art and Visual Culture [no longer taught]