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Ceramics - Studio Arts: Research Help

Welcome to the Ceramics/Sculpture/3D - Studio Arts Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on ceramics/sculpture research by giving an overview of what resources are available in the library, along with some quick tips on how to find and use them. This guide was built in support of the SUU Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Ceramics/Sculpture - 3D emphasis and Ceramics minor (SUU Catalog).


Sherratt Library provides access to a number of databases on a wide range of subjects. Below is a list of databases with content related to Ceramics/Sculpture:

Periodicals and Serials

Although many of the journals and annuals we have in Sherratt Library are available in electronic form, sometimes a print copy is the only way to go. Below is a list of periodicals and serials we have in print and electronic formats. (Note: Print copies of periodicals are housed in the collapsible shelves on the first level, organized alphabetically by title, where serials are in the book shelves, organized by call number, like books).

Books and eBooks

At Sherratt Library we use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize the items on our shelves. These call "numbers"  (they're really letters)  on the spines are used for most of our items, including print books and ebooks. Below is a list of call numbers that relate to Art (browsing these sections in the shelves on the 2nd level, or 3rd level for oversized items, can reveal resources you never knew you needed)!

Click any of the links below to see a PDF of more complete breakdowns for each number at the Library of Congress.

NB Sculpture
NK Decorative arts (Ceramics falls near the end of this section)
NX Arts in general


TP Chemical technology (Clay industries, ceramics, and glass fall under this section)
TS Manufactures (Stonework falls under this section)

Librarian for Studio Arts

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Matt Nickerson
435-586-1955 (office)