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Humanities Research (Adams): General Art Resources

This guide is designed to help students conduct research on art topics in Will Adams' humanities course at the Osceola Campus

Finding Books

There are two ways to search for books and other materials at Valencia College Libraries:

1. Log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link on the left side of the screen or in the “My Atlas” tab or in the upper right corner of the "Courses" tab. When the Library Catalog page opens, you will already be logged in.


2. Start at any Valencia Web Page and select Libraries on Quick Links.

If you need to place a hold, request a book online, or use any of our electronic resources you will need to login. Click on the big yellow Search button. The Loginbutton is at the top right corner of the screen. To login you will need to enter your Valencia Identification number (your "V" number) including the "V" in the box for Borrower's ID. Your PIN will be the last 4 digits of your "V" number.

Once the Library Catalog page opens, Clicking Advanced Search is the best way to do a search so you can limit your search to items we have at Osceola or limit by item type. I HIGHLY recommend at least limiting Material Type to Omit Books so that you are not overwhelmed with articles that may or may not be appropriate to use and may or may not have full text. 

Browsing Guide

When visiting the Osceola Library to find art books, browse the shelves for books on your artist or the art movement they belong to by looking under the following call numbers in both the reference and circulating collections:

N -- Fine Arts

N5300-7418 -- History, Fine Arts (Where most artist biographies can be found)

NA -- Architecture, Fine Arts

NA1-NA9428 -- History, General Works, Architecture

NB -- Sculpture, Fine Arts

NB1-1952 -- History, General Works, Sculpture

ND -- Painting, Fine Arts

ND24-3416 -- History, General Works, Painting

Reference Books - General Art

The following books can be found in the Reference section of the Osceola Campus Library. Reference books cannot be checked out, and must be used in the library.

To search for books that can be checked out, use the directions to the left.