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Using Keywords, Search Terms and Tips

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Locating Books in the FIT Library

Many books can be found in the 5th Floor Main Stacks in the following call number ranges:

  • BF789.C7 -- General titles on the history and meaning of color 
  • TP920 -- Books about specific pigments, like indigo
  • ND1488 and N7432.2 -- Books about the use of color in art, including theory and technique

OneSearch - Search the FIT Library Catalog

Search for books, ebooks, articles, and more

Drag or type the Subject Terms / Headings / Keyword(s) into the OneSearch box.

Use Advanced Search in OneSearch

  • ANY FIELD (broad)
  • SUBJECT (narrow)
  • Refine by selecting CONTAINS (broad) or EXACT WORDS (very narrow)
  • Use the asterisk (*) truncation wildcard to see results including unknown characters.
    For example:
  • design* will find design, designs, designer, designers, designed, designing (will also find designate)
  • sustain* will find sustain, sustainable, sustainability, sustainabilities

Here are some suggested subjects to explore:

 ♦  Color, Colors or Color*
 ♦  Colour or Couleur
 ♦  Color History
 ♦  Color Terminology

 ♦  Color in Advertising
 ♦  Color in Branding
 ♦  Color in Marketing

 ♦  Color Social Aspects
Color Psychological Aspects
Color Study (see Color in Art) 

 ♦  Interaction of Color
Symbolism of Colors
Color Terminology

 ♦  Color and Light
 ♦  Color in Art
 ♦  Color in Design
Color in Interior Decoration
Color in Architecture

 ♦  Color in Fashion
 ♦  Color in Clothing
 ♦  Color in Textiles
 Color in Textile Crafts
 Color in the Textile Industries (includes dating and history)

 ♦  Color Guide(s) (includes color palettes)
 Coloring Book(s)
 ♦  Dyes and Dyeing

Please ASK THE LIBRARY if you have any questions.

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