ART 200 - Three Dimensional Design

This class guide supports research for ART200.

Library Research Guide

Find Books and Book Chapters

WorldCat Database

Search for books at K-State Libraries and those at other libraries simultaneously. WorldCat can help you to determine if your topic is mentioned within a book. Many records include the table of contents.

We highly recommend the Advanced Search option (see image below).

  • If we have the title at K-State, you can retrieve the call number from Search It
    • open Search It Advanced
    • select the K-State Libraries Only tab
    • change Any to in the title
    • type in the title of the book
    • beside Material type select Books
    • and click on Search
  • If we do not have the title at K-State, use the Get It button and select Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan to place an Interlibrary Loan request.


Image of the WorldCat advanced search options


If K-State Libraries owns a copy of a book, this will be indicated in WorldCat with a "K-State Libraries" icon below the title: 

image of a search result in WorldCat  


Use Search It to get the call number and location in our libraries:

image of the advanced search screen in Search It



The call number will be displayed next to the library location:

image of a search result in Search It


Search It Tips

Using Search It Advanced:

  • K-State Libraries Only: Selecting this tab limits your search to what we have available locally.
  • Use AND to limit your search: Try entering 2 or 3 search terms (ex. "Pablo Picasso" AND biography).
  • When you find a relevant title, use the information under Details to help you find different, perhaps more accurate search terms.
  • as author/creator: Search for a designer by last name for a list of titles with that designer as the primary subject. 
  • in subject: subjects (or, subject headings) are simple tags used to categorize materials. Search for a designer, a particular brand, company or house of design. This will generate a list of subject headings that relate specifically to that topic. This also works with movements in design (ex. Pop Art, Surrealism, Dada, or Art Nouveau).

Sample list of subject headings:

  • Picasso, Pablo 1881–1973
  • Picasso, Pablo 1881–1973 Catalogs
  • Picasso, Pablo 1881–1973 Criticism and Interpretation
  • Picasso, Pablo 1881–1973 Exhibitions
  • Picasso, Pablo 1881–1973 Guernica