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Art of the Islamic World (13-322): Books/eBooks

Guide in support of the course, ART OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD.

Topic Ideas & Keywords

This video demonstrates how to use the Quick Search platform on the Owens Library homepage to search for books on visual arts topics. It includes instructions for how to use Quick Search Advanced.

Another way to search for books is to use what are called Subject Headings. One method for locating appropriate subject headings is to use the results of a keyword search for Books and eBooks. In the quick search for the topic Alhambra, the second item in the result list seems relevant. Click on the title.


Scroll down the detailed record display and look for the Subjects field in the record.

detailed record

Clicking one of the Subject Headings like the Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts only returns results related to Islamic illuminated manuscripts .


Search for books

On the library's homepage, type a keyword, title, or author into the Quick Search box:

[ Quick Search box ]

In the left sidebar (Refine Results area), place a checkmark by Books, eBooks, Video. Click View Item Record in Catalog to locate additional information about the item. 

Note: Use Advanced Search to limit to a specific library location (Juvenile collection, Popular, New Books), format, language, date, etc.

Search for items held behind the Library Services Desk on Course Reserves.

[ Course reserves search ]

[ Mobius Logo ]

[ WorldCat ]

[ Maryville Public Library Catalog }

Browse books on the shelf with Dewey call numbers

  • 700 - Arts
  • 710 - Area planning & landscape architecture
  • 720 - Architecture
  • 730 - Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
  • 740 - Graphic arts & decorative arts
  • 750 - Painting
  • 760 - Printmaking & prints
  • 770 - Photography, computer art, film, video

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

EBSCOhost eBooks

Comprehensive eBook collection of over 118,000 titles includes digital, full-text versions of academic books from science, education and technology to the humanities and social sciences, literature and fiction. Many (but not all) permit multiple, simultaneous users.

InterLibrary Loan

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