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Searching the Library Catalog

Use OneSearch to locate books, journal articles, media, and other library materials.  You can search by keyword/subject (recommended) or if you're looking for a specific item you can search by title, author, etc. 

The library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system.  LC subject terms which may be helpful for Art include: 

  • art  
  • animation cinematography
  • art history
  • art study and teaching
  • design
  • ceramics
  • fashion 
  • graphic design typography
  • textile fabrics
  • painting
  • photography
  • prints technique
  • sculpture
  • visual communication 








Here's an example using the Advanced Search in OneSearch.   To search for books about the subject "animation cinematography" you would select "Subject" as your search method, enter your subject, select Material Type "Books" and click Search.


OneSearch Example

Searching the Article Databases

You can also use a subject-specific Database to find journal articles, media, art images, etc.

To view a list of the best databases for Art:   CLICK HERE 

Art journals in our collection

  You can use the Journal Search function in OneSearch to browse for journals by title
or by keyword -- 
For example:  ART

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300