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:
- art and drawing
- art and criticism
- leonardo da vinci
- 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 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)