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ARTH 488R Visual Cultures of Resistance and Reform

Art Library resources to get you started on your research.

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Cindy Frank
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Start Your Research by visiting the Art Library, room 2213 in the Parren Mitchell Art and Sociology Building.

You can also go to, the Library's Home page.

You can search by Type of art, the time period, Style, and/or a geographical location, in the Search Box on the Library's Home page.

For example:  print AND protest AND Twentieth Century  can be typed into the Search Box. Using these search terms returned the book below. The catalog says it is On Shelf. 

On Shelf = your book is waiting for you in the library!

University of Maryland, College Park  = The book is on campus

UMCP Art Library = The Library on Campus where the book is. 

Stacks  Location within the Library. This book is in the stacks section, which is UPSTAIRS in the Art Library. FOLIO books are on the main level.

This book, like all books in the Library, has an address called the Call number. Call Numbers start with a letter, followed by a number, a period, a letter and another number. 

NX650.P6 C63 1997 This is the Call Number. N will come alphabetically after M and before O. NX comes after NW, but before NY. Then look at the number. Books will be ordered on the shelf by that Letter first, and then the number.


Books are great sources for scholarship and images and so are articles.

Check out our DATABASES using the database finder, and searching databases by the subject category Art History.

Art History can be found in the category "All Subjects" by using the dropdown menu.

A few of my favorite databases include: