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ARH101: Advertisement & Visual Culture: Finding Books & Catalogs

Fall 2011: Laura Kalba

More Books & Catalogs

Art & Architecture Subject Page: Books & Media
A selection of links to major art and architecture library catalogs and other databases.

Library Holdings

Five College Library Catalog
The catalog provides access to the combined library holdings of Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Library Catalog Subject Headings useful for ARH101 research include:

  • Advertising | Subliminal advertising
  • Commercial art | Graphic arts| Design | Designers
  • Advertising photography | Commercial photography
  • Visual Communication
  • Posters | Political posters
  • Propaganda | Propaganda in art
  • Signs and signboards | Billboards
  • Consumers | Consumer behavior
  • Art movement, for example
    Constructivism | Bauhaus | Art Deco | Pop Art
  • Artist's name, for example
    Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de

Subject subheadings indicating primary source documents include:

  • Archives
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • Sources

Not at Smith? Getting Books & DVDs

Five College Delivery/Request Item
Use the library catalog to request delivery of books and DVDs available in the Five College libraries

Smith Library Storage
Use the library catalog's Request Item feature to page materials from Smith's West Street storage facility.

Five College Depository
Use the library catalog Request Item feature to request books or bound volumes of periodicals from the depository.