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.
When you are searching the library's catalog, you may see that we offer a variety of ebooks. If you need any help using ebooks, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff!
As a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, you are eligible for a Cleveland Public Library card. The CPL provides access to many materials that could be useful for your research. In addition to materials like books or DVDs, CPL provides access to digital resources that complement the resources the Institute's library provides. Please visit a CPL branch to sign up for a card or sign up for an eCard today.
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:
Use the subject catalog to look up design firms or individual interior designers by their last name or to look up specific types of buildings, like apartments or hotels. Many of the same subject words and phrases are used in periodical indexes, but it is always a good idea to search a variety of subject words. When doing Internet searches, these terms may also be useful.
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NA 2780 - NA 2850 architectural rendering, architectural interiors
NC 748 - NC 750 perspective drawing
NK 1700 - NK 2113 general and history of interior design
NK 2004.3 individual designer's and design group's work
NK 2113.5 interior design rendering
NK 2115.5 special elements (accessories, materials, etc.)
NK 2116 interior design as profession (professional and business guides)
NK 2117 - NK 2121 decorating special rooms (bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.)
NK 2175 faux finishing (decorative painted finishing, murals, etc.)
NK 2195 decorating special buildings (stores, restaurants, etc.)
NK 2200 - NK 2750 furniture
NK 2775 - NK 3049 rugs, carpets, tapestries
NK 3400 - NK 3450 wallpaper
TA 166 human factors, ergonomics