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Fine Art (Practice Based Art)

This guide will help you find resources for practice based art in the University of Melbourne Library

Finding Books

Use the library catalogue to search for relevant books, e-books, journals, newspapers, microfilms and other resources.


As well as searching the library catalogue, you might like to browse the library shelves at the following call numbers:

700  The Arts

701  Philosophy & theory of art

708  Galleries, museums, private collections

710  Civic & landscape art

730  Plastic arts  Sculpture

740  Drawing & decorative arts

750  Painting & paintings

760  Graphic Art, Printmaking & prints

770  Photography & photographs

To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:

contemporary art
"frida kahlo"

Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You might want to limit your search by adding more words from your keyword list; for example:

contemporary art and photograph

mannerism and painting

"frida kahlo" and identity

Browse through the records retrieved and look at the hyperlinked subject descriptions that come with each catalogue record, e.g.

Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

Art, Modern -- 21st century.

Painters -- France -- Biography.

You can then click on a subject description to find more material with the same subject.

Don't forget that you can have books sent from other branch libraries to your campus for pick-up