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Art and Art History

This guide will identify resources and help you find reliable information on art and art history.

Search the STLCC Library Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Catalog.


Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library on all conceivable art-related topics. You can perform author and/or title searches in The Library Catalog. You can also search by subject headings and keywords. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include:

  1. art and drawing
  2. art and criticism
  3. leonardo da vinci
  4. women and art* and painting

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search.  Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search.

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog related to art.

Art appreciation

Art criticism (and sub-headings)

Art --  History

Drawing -- Technique

Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Painting (25 Related LC Subject Headings) and subheadings

Sculpture (21 Related LC Subject Headings) and subheadings

Women artists (and subheadings)

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STLCC Libraries, Select Titles

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000