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Illustration: Finding books

The online catalog

The Gund Library's catalog is part of a shared catalog with CWRU and CIM. After you get the results to your search, if you want to know only what is in the Gund Library, you will need to modify the search to limit your results to CIA's library. 

CIA patrons may borrow books from the CWRU and CIM libraries.

Caldecott Medal winners

If you are interested in children's books that have won the Caldecott Medal, you may want to look at our Research Guide: Caldecott Award Winning Illustrated Children's Books

You'll find a little about the history of the Caldecott Medal as well as a complete list of the Caldecott winners, which CIA Library has a complete collection of that you can look at and check out!

Useful subject headings

You will often have to translate the concepts you are looking for into the subject words and phrases used in library catalogs and indexes. For the CIA library catalog, the following SUBJECTS are most useful:








The main subject terms are often subdivided by sub-topics, place, and/or time period (to limit a concept or to focus more closely on a specific topic); for example: ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS -- 2Oth CENTURY or ILLUSTRATORS -- UNITED STATES -- BIOGRAPHY. There are MANY other subjects that may be useful beyond these.

Can’t find anything? Are the items you want unavailable? Check the OhioLINK Catalog and request that books be sent to the CIA Library for your use.

You will need your library account number to request OhioLINK books. If you don't know your account number, we can get that for you. You can find out how to contact us on the home page of this guide.

Call numbers for browsing

If you prefer to browse, you can look in these areas for books on illustration:

NC 960 - NC 968     book illustration

Z 116- Z 659     book trade (from printing to copyright)

NC 975 - NC 995     illustration by country

NC 1860     illustration of greeting cards

NC 1845 .A68     illustration of posters

NC 730 - NC 930     illustration -- technique

Cool books from the library's collection!