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Art History: Home

This guide has been designed to help you find resources on art and art history.

CBS Sunday Morning: Anselm Kiefer

German artist Anselm Kiefer creates his textured, multi-layered canvases.

Finding Books

Use the CSU Libraries Online Catalog GIL-Find to locate resources in the library collections.   Users can search by keyword, title, author, or other categories. 

Key Resources in GALILEO

Use these Galileo databases to locate images and scholarly articles on art historical subjects:


Reference Librarian

Tom Ganzevoort's picture
Tom Ganzevoort
CSU Main Campus Library

Subject Headings

Use an Exact Search to locate materials with the following Subject Headings:

  • Architecture -- History
  • Art -- Bibliography
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Art -- Historiography
  • Art -- History
  • Art -- Italy
  • Art and history
  • Art and society
  • Art criticism-Historiography
  • Art criticism-Methodology
  • Art criticism-Philosophy
  • History of printmaking
  • Art-Historiography
  • Art-Methodology
  • Art-Philosophy
  • Art-Psychology
  • Feminism and art

LoC Call Number Designations

Use this list of Library of Congress subject codes as a browsing guide in the Fine Arts collections

  • N --- Fine arts
  • N 5300-7429 --- Art History
  • NA --- Architecture
  • NB --- Sculpture
  • NC --- Drawing. Design. Illustration
  • ND --- Painting
  • NE --- Print media
  • NK --- Decorative arts
  • NX --- Arts in general
  • TR --- Photography
  • TT --- Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts