The arts are typically cataloged using the N call number at the root, with added letters and numbers to represent subdivisions.
The N section is divided by medium:
These broad categories are broken down further by time period, movement, subject or artist:
Some other call numbers that may be useful when thinking about art research:
Each book in the online catalog also contains Library of Congress subject headings, which can help you locate books on a similar topic. Click on the subject heading in the online catalog to go to a list of books that share that subject heading. Some examples are:
The names of individual artists, works of art, museums or buildings are also included as subject headings: