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Art History

Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you do research in Art History.

Discover the features of Omni, our library catalogue, in our quick search guide, or our Omni Search Tips libguide.

Connect to the proxy server using your NetID and password when accessing the Library's electronic resources from off-campus.

Where possible, Queen's University Library has what you need. What you can't find at Queen's, try RACER, our interlibrary loan service. Please note: print ILL requests have been discontinued during COVID-19 until further notice, but requests for e-books or e-articles are allowed.


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

Library of Congress Classification for Fine Arts

All "N" Fine Arts class material is held in the Stauffer Library Art Collection on the 2nd floor, also some Q's. Other class numbers are integrated throughout Stauffer. Use LC classifications to browse art subjects in the stacks or by Call Number in Omni.

 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

Related Subject Guides

Course Guides

ARTH225: Art and Fashion: from the Renaissance to the Present [no longer taught]

ARTH305: Landscape/Art in Art and Visual Culture [no longer taught]