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Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking - Studio Arts: Research Help

Welcome to the Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking - Studio Arts Research Guide!

This guide is to help you get a jumpstart on Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking 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 Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking emphasis and Painting/Drawing/Printmaking 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 Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking:

Other Online Resources

Accrediting Body

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.

N Visual arts
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NX Arts in general


Z Books (General). Writing. Paleography. Book industries and trade. Libraries. Bibliography

Librarian for Studio Arts

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Matt Nickerson
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