Library of Congress call numbers and subject headings are what we use to organize books at ZSR. The call number system allows us to organize the books by subject area and gives us an "address" where the book should be shelved. The subject headings describe what the book is about. Each book has only one call number, i.e. it can only be shelved in one place, but it can have as many subject headings as are needed to describe the contents of the book.
Each book in the online catalog also contains Library of Congress subject headings, which can help you locate books on a similar topic. Click on the subject heading in the online catalog to go to a list of books that share that subject heading. Some examples are:
The names of individual artists, works of art, museums or buildings are also included as subject headings:
Most art materials have N call numbers and are shelved on Reynolds 6. The N section is divided by medium:
These broad categories are broken down further by time period, movement, subject or artist:
There are several other call number areas that might be useful for doing research in the arts:
While your research will concentrate primarily on Art History resources, you may need information from other disciplines to fill out the historical, cultural or topical background of your project. The following call number areas will be useful, depending on your topic: