Books are particularly useful for an introduction to or broad overview of a topic. The Library has both print books and E-Books and you will find both by searching Library Search.
Check the tabs below to find out about relevant shelfmarks for Visual Arts and about the various collections of books available from DMU:
In the library, books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number which you will find on the spine of each book and listed on the catalogue. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for Visual Arts:
Animation: drawing 741.58
Art history 709
Art theory 701
Costume and fashion 391
Fashion illustration 741.672
Graphic design 741.6
Painting: fine art 750
Textile arts 746
Video Art 778.59
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DMU Special Collections comprises the Archives and Rare Books collections. We are based in Kimberlin 00.21, on the lower ground floor near the Journals. We are usually open Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Contact us at email@example.com with any queries or see our Guide here.
Special Collections holds various resources which may be of interest to Visual Arts students. The Art, Design and Architecture section of Rare Books includes many art journals and books. In the Library catalogue narrow a search by Library Location 'Kimberlin Special Collections' to view Rare Books holdings.
Pamphlets and Oversize Books
Check where you can find Fashion trends and predictions publications online and in the library from this guide.
Library Hub Discover (formerly Copac) brings together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries. Researchers use Library Hub Discover to save time in their research, to quickly and easily discover and locate resources, to check document details and review materials in their field. Below is a link to the Library Hub Discover search pages.