See also Art now, a set of artist biographies and art movements: Art Collection N6497 .A78 2008 v. 1-4
Finding Exhibition Catalogues
Use the subheading “exhibitions” in a Keyword Boolean search for exhibition catalogues:
belmore and exhibition? [truncated for singular or plural]
rebecca and belmore and exhibition?
belmore and exhibition? and ottawa
Finding Books and Exhibition Catalogues
Search QCAT, the catalogue of the Queen's University Library, by Author, Title, Keyword/Keyword Boolean, Subject Heading, or Call Number to find books, exhibition catalogues and materials in other formats in our collection.
Search by Keyword Boolean to find books on topics or information in other formats, especially if you don't know the correct subject heading, or specific author or title. Use Keyword Booleanoperators “and”, “or”, “not” to combine terms, to do phrase searching or truncation of terms.
Narrow or refine search by adding other terms, such as geographic, time period, or an art form: e.g.
nauman and installations
painting and abstract and canada
Broaden search using the "?" symbol to truncate for variable word endings (e.g. nouns, adjectives, singular or plural) or by using "or" between similar or possible terms nested in brackets: e.g.
painting? and abstract and canad?
sculpture? and (bourgeois or "kiki smith")*
frenkel and exhibition? and agnes
"laurie anderson" and video? (for all formats of videorecordings) [or use the "Videos/DVDs/Streaming Video" limit feature in QCAT]
* Note the nested (i.e. bracketed) search for similar or possible terms, combined with your and term.
Use quotes around a phrase or concept, including full artist names: e.g.
"gilbert & george"
"nam june paik"
Limit large result sets by library location or by using "not": e.g.
"yoko ono" not lennon
"avant garde" (tip: limit to “Art Collection”)
environments or situations (limit to a library - e.g. "Art Collection" )
From your results, select useful titles and click on the Subject Headings assigned to find other books on your topic. E.g.:
Art, Modern--21st century
Art movements--History--20th century
Human figure in art
Painting, modern--20th century