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ARTH 275: Design Research Guide

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Cory Laverty


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

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 when accessing the Library from off-campus.  


"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