Using the LdM Library

You may access the catalogue from the dedicated PC in the Library itself, or from anywhere via the web. Ignore the “account login.”

How do I search the online catalogue?
You can search using the names of authors, the titles of books, or by keywords (e.g. Masaccio, fashion, modernism, Fellini etc.) from the initial catalogue page.
Hint: we strongly recommend working from “Advanced Search.” This includes the same and further options for text strings, and filters out unwanted look-alikes.

Next, clicking on an individual title will bring up information that is available in different formats (for instance the “MARC” view includes basic Library of Congress Data). The same click reveals the title’s call number: fill out the slip for the librarian who will bring you the title.

Please include only the shelfmark, not the Dewey decimal code that also appears (to receive “The Praise of Folly” by Erasmus, write “PHIL 9,” not “PHIL 9 878/.0409”).

You will also find a very useful group of subject headings entitled “Related links”. If you click on these links you will be taken to other books in the library that deal with the same

subjects. This can be a big help!

It is also possible to browse the shelves virtually by clicking beneath the callmark.

Granted that contents of some books may belong to more than one subject area or category, here is a current alphabetical list of the LdM shelfmarks, conveniently arranged by LdM School, Department and subject:

ARTS AND SCIENCES

ANCIENT STUDIES
ANCIENT STUDIES= ANC
CLASSICAL LITERATURE AND MYTHOLOGY = CLS LIT

ART HISTORY
GENERAL = AH G
ART THEORY= ART TH
MUSEOLOGY = MUS
ART MARKETS, EXPERTISE; AUCTION CATALOGUES = ART EXP
ETRUSCAN = CLS E
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN = CLS EG
ANCIENT GREEK = CLS G
ANCIENT ROMAN = CLS R
MEDIEVAL = AH RG
RENAISSANCE = AH R
RENAISSANCE MONOGRAPHS = AH M R
MANNERISM = AH M
BAROQUE = AH B
XVIII – XIX CENTURIES = AH MA
XX – XXI CENTURIES = AH CA
ARCHITECTURE HISTORY: GENERAL = ARK GEN
ARCHITECTURE HISTORY: RENAISSANCE = ARK R
ARCHITECTURE HISTORY: GARDENS = ARK GAR

COMMUNICATIONS
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES = MASS COM

GENDER STUDIES
WOMEN’S STUDIES = WOM ST

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCES = SCIE

HISTORY
GENERAL HISTORY = HIST GEN
MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE = MCC
RENAISSANCE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION = RCC
HISTORY OF EUROPE = HIST EUR
HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ITALY = HIST IT
HISTORY OF FLORENCE = HIST FI
GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION, ATLASES, GUIDEBOOKS AND TRAVEL = GEO

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MARKETING = IB MB

LITERATURE AND WRITING
LITERATURE; WRITING SKILLS = LIT

MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS = MATH

MUSIC, CINEMA AND THEATRE STUDIES
MUSIC HISTORY AND THEORY = IT OP
CINEMA STUDIES = IT CIN

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY = PHIL
RELIGIOUS STUDIES = RLG
ESOTERISM AND SYMBOLISM = ASTR SYMB

POLITICAL SCIENCES & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS = POL IP
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY POLITICS= POL EC
ITALIAN POLITICS = IT POL

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY = PSY

SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL SCIENCES GENERAL = SOC
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES = EDU

CREATIVE ARTS

CULINARY ARTS AND NUTRITION
FOOD CULTURE AND SCIENCE = COOK

DANCE, MUSIC AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE
PERFORMING ARTS = PA

FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
VIDEO PRODUCTION = VID PROD

PAINTING, DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA; PRINTMAKING; SCULPTURE
ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES = ART TECH

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY= PHOTO

RESTORATION
CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION = REST

DESIGN
FASHION DESIGN, MARKETING AND MERCHANDISING
FASHION DESIGN AND ENTERPRISE = FASH

GRAPHIC DESIGN
GRAPHIC ARTS = GRAPH

JEWELRY DESIGN
DECORATIVE ARTS = DEC ART