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Art for Distance Education: Finding Books

Book Options for Distance Education Students

Too far away to visit Cincinnati State's main campus to pick up books? You still have options!

  • All Students have access to full-text e-books (& academic articles!) that can be accessed 24/7 with a 7 digit Cincinnati State college ID.
  • Ohio Students can use OhioLINK's "pick-up anywhere" option & their Cincinnati State 7 digit ID to have books delivered to their preferred OhioLINK library, or to check out books from any OhioLINK library. Is a public library closer? You may be able to use your public library card to have OhioLINK books delivered to the library you use. Browse the list & interactive map of OhioLINK libraries to find one close to you.
  • Out-of-State Students who prefer not to use e-books should check with their closest public library or state subsidized college library to obtain borrowing privileges.

Find Books in BLINK

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Call Number Ranges

Generally, books on Art will be found in the 700 range, including the following:

  • 700's Arts, General (includes Art History)
  • 710's Civic and landscape art
  • 720's Architecture
  • 730's Plastic arts, Sculpture
  • 740's Drawing and decorative arts
  • 750's Painting and paintings
  • 760's Graphic arts, Printmaking and prints
  • 770's Photography, photographs, computer art
  • 780's Music
  • 790's Recreational and performing arts

Library of Congress (Most OhioLINK)
Most academic libraries in OhioLINK use a different classification system that is based on a combination of letters & numbers. Books specifically dealing with the Arts will usually begin with N.

Find E-Books

At Cincinnati State, you have access to over 100,000 e-books via the databases listed below. You will need to enter your name & 7 digit College ID to connect to these resources from off-campus. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.

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Finding Books in BLINK, the Library's Online Catalog

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