Search the Library’s online catalog to see if the library has any books on your artist of interest. Books are good sources for well-known artists, but may not be available for artists that are more obscure. Do not discount non-English language sources since they cover artists of all nationalities and may be the only sources containing information.
There are different ways to search for books on individual artists:
The best way is to search under “Subject” (Last Name, First Name)
Artists can also be searched for as “Author” (Last Name, First Name)
This search will find writings by an artist, artists' books, collaborations with other artists and writers, and exhibition catalogs.
If our library doesn't have anything, try OhioLINK or SearchOhio. You can request items in their catalogs to be sent to CCAD for you to check out.
Use these search tips in our catalog:
If you want to check your account or renew books, click here.
Can't find anything in CCAD's catalog? Try the OhioLink or SearchOhio catalogs!
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What is a catalogue raisonné?
"All the works of an artist". A scholar or a group of scholars documents every work of an artist's career. Each work is pictured, with scholarly opinions, provenance (where the work has been), literature about the work, and forgeries. Not all artists have catalogues raisonnés, and some catalogues raisonnés are limited to a particular medium, like all the paintings or prints of an artist.
When searching the CCAD catalog for catalogues raisonnés, just type catalogue raisonne in one keyword box and the artist's name in the next one. Don't bother the the é character. In fact, you can ignore all non-English letters like, ä ë ñ ó ü, when you search the catalog. Just type the letter without the extra bits.