VCU Libraries

Research Guides


Art Browsery

Check out the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new exhibition catalogs available for checkout.

Google Books

Browsing Design

Books in Cabell Library are filed using the Library of Congress system which groups books into subject areas.
Areas for browsing for design research include:

  • N General art, Art history, Artists
  • NC Drawing, Illustration, & Graphic Design
  • NC 997-1003 Commercial Art. Advertising Art
  • NC 1800-1850 Poster Design
  • ND Painting
  • NE Print Media, Engraving
  • NK Design & Decorative Arts
  • HF 5800-6182 Advertising
  • TR Photography
  • TS 23-194 Product Design
  • TS 195-198.8 Packaging
  • TT Crafts
  • Z 242.9-265.5 Printing & Production, Typography

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.

Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field and the bibliographies can often provide
a wealth of new sources.