Art Resources: Finding Books

Reference Books at Abington Library

Getting Started

The Library Catalog and WorldCat are tools for finding books, journal titles, websites, DVDs and other material available from Abington Library and worldwide. Because the records in The Library Catalog and WorldCat are often brief they work best for searches by Author, Title and important subjects or keywords. 

Library of Congress Subject Divisions for Literature and related topics include N for Visual Arts (General), NA for Architecture, NB for Sculpture, NC for Drawing, Design and Commercial Art, ND for Painting, NE for Print Media, NK for Decorative Arts, TR for Photography and TT for Arts and Crafts.

Books that have call numbers should be print books that are in the Arkansas State University-Beebe Libraries. Most will be at Abington Library and will be circulating books on the second floor, or reference books on the first floor (reference books will have REF in front of the call number). Electronic books will have no call number and will be in the Electronic Collection.

Borrowing Books from other libraries

Use the following tools when the Arkansas State University-Beebe libraries don't own the books you need, or if you just want to see what other materials might be available on your topic at other libraries:

OCLC WorldCat - Search results will show which libraries have a particular item.

Interlibrary Loan Form - Fill out this form and email it to circ@asub.edu. Make sure to provide any important information, so we can find the item at another library.

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