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ARTH 226: Histories of Modern Art: Focus on Modern Design


Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you do research in the history of craft and design.

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.

What you can't find at Queen's, try RACER, our interlibrary loan service.


"Doorway, Art Nouveau ceramic building at 29 avenue Rapp, Paris (Monceau)" by Jules Lavirotte (1901) is licensed with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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