This page includes a few basic tools to consider when searching for books for your research and assignments. To learn about specific types of art books, visit the exhibition catalogs or catalogue raisonnés pages. There's also a page tracking various books related to art & social justice themes.
A library classification is a system of knowledge organization by which library resources are arranged and ordered systematically. At UCI Libraries, and many North American academic libraries, books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. You'll find most art books under the N range or T range.
N Visual arts
NE Print media
NK Decorative Arts
NX General Arts
TP Ceramics/Pottery (some)
TT Crafts & Textiles
N Library of Congress Outline (detailed breakdown of subjects under call number ranges)
T Library of Congress Outline (detailed breakdown of subjects under call number ranges)