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Non-Western Art Books
Art of India
Call Number: e-book, click to open
3rd floor, Willis Library
Art in China
Call Number: N7340 .C59 1997
Willis Library, 3rd floor
How to Find Books on Your Artwork, Artist and Culture
Books on Art and Artworks of Non-Western Cultures
After searching "Mesoamerican" in ARTstor, I looked through hundreds of images of artworks from a variety of Mesoamerican cultures from South and Central America. I found a pic of the Aztec Calendar Stone and think it should have been included in the textbook. So I perform the searches shown below to try to find books on the artwork itself, the art of the culture and the artist (if known).
Search the UNT Libraries Catalog
1. To get to the Catalog, go to the UNT Libraries home page: www.library.unt.edu
2. Choose the "Books & More
" tab. The default search will be a Keyword
To Find Books on the artwork:
Aztec calendar stone, or Aztec AND calendar, or "Stone of Five Eras"
To Find Books on the overall art of the culture:
Aztec AND art
To Find Books on Artists:
If you know the name of the artist search last name, first name
Some of the books you find may be exhibition catalogs. If you want to search specifically for exhibition catalogs, perform a search like this: Aztec AND exhibition
Books will be on the 3rd floor of the Willis Library and can be checked out using your UNT Student ID card at the Library Services Desk on the 1st floor. The undergrad checkout period is three weeks and you can renew them for another 3 weeks if no one else has requested them. You may also find ebooks that can be accessed online.
How to Find and Request Books not Owned by the UNT Libraries
WorldCat via FirstSearch is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. The database contains over 179 million records covering over 400 languages. WorldCat does not include individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters. Dates of Coverage: Before 1000 BC– Current.
Books not owned by the UNT Libraries may be requested to be borrowed by UNT students, faculty and staff through UNT's Inter-Library Loan. Books that are requested must be physically mailed, and may take 7-10 days to be received.
If you don't have an ILL account, you create a free one by going here: https://unt.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/FirstTime.html and then clicking the "First Time Users" button at the bottom of the page.