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A General Guide: Art and Architecture

Find Books Using Scholar

Scholar is the Library's catalog. It is a descriptive list of items that are owned by a particular library. Library catalogs are electronic information databases accessed by computer and called "online catalogs."

Use Scholar to search for books, ebooks, videos, music and audio recordings, and more.

You may search by title, author, keyword or subject.


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The OhioLINK Central Catalog allows you to find and borrow books, video and audio recordings from 88+ Ohio colleges and universities. 

  1. Search Scholar Online Catalog to see if the Schwartz Library has the item.
  2. If the search results indicate that the Schwartz Library does not have the item you need, or that the item is unavailable, click the green button labeled "OhioLINK" to check statewide holdings and availability.
  3. Once you locate an item you want, you may request it;  requested items will arrive at the designated pick up location in 3 to 5 business days.

 How do I request an item from OhioLINK?

  1. Look for the green button labeled "Request" and then select it.
  2. Select your school (Cleveland State) from the drop down menu.
  3. Fill in the boxes with the requested information
  4. Select a pick up instituiton and location.
  5. Slect the "Submit" button.
  6. You will get a confirmation screen.
  7. Items arrive in 3 to 5 business days; email is sent to CSU email account.


Auction Catalogs are used mostly by galleries that sell art and by museums who purchase art for their collections. They are also very useful for curators who track provenance or investigate art attributions.

*Find auction catalogs by doing an advanced search for the auction house name (ex.Sotheby's (Firm) or Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc) in the Author field.

A Catalogue Raisonné is the published catalog of an artist's entire oeuvre, or portions of it by medium or chronology. They are essential to find provenance, chronologies, physical descriptions, illustrations, related bibliography, and basic scholarship concerning a particular piece of art or an artist's complete body of work.

*Find catalogue raisonnés in Scholar by searching for [artist's name] in the author field.

Exhibition Catalogs are books that describe a temporary exhibition within a museum or art gallery. These catalogs contain images and detailed descriptions of the pieces within the exhibit.

*Find exhibition catalogs in Scholar by doing a keyword search for [your search terms] AND catalog.