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Useful Reference Books
A Short Guide To Writing About Art by
Call Number: N7476 .B37 2015, Ask Alkek Desk - Secured, Floor 2 (4-hr loan)
This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Log in to ILLiad to make an Interlibrary Loan request
Interlibrary Loan is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own.
This service is free to Texas State students, faculty, and staff.
Typical turnaround for a book is 2 weeks. Turnaround time for articles
varies depending on format (hard copy or electronic) but averages 2 to
Texshare - Check out a book from almost anywhere in Texas with one of these cards. Click for information.
Worldcat Searches thousands of libraries - built-in interlibrary loan request button allows you to get material we don't own.
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Handouts for Finding Books
Below is a browsing map with different areas of inerest highlighted in yellow to use when you are looking for any image related subject, topic, or medium. Click on the image to download a printable PDF version of it and to see it better. :)
Finding Books, eBooks, and other library materials
Use the Library Catalog
to search the main collection for print resources and ebooks. The
Library Catalog also provides location and availability details.
is a list of Call Number areas for Fine Arts and Design Resources for
general browsing purposes when searching for images. For specific
information see the section on how to use the Library Web Catalog for
searching for art related information.
|Drawing & Illustration
|Graphic Arts & Computer Graphics
||TR, NC, Z200
|Painters & Painting
|Sculpture & Sculptors