Welcome to the Art Subject Guide...

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into art, visual art, decorative arts, sculpture, music, painting, architecture, literature and etc.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers   

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

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The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

  • Music      M1-5000
  • Literature on Music       ML1-3930
  • Instructionand study on music    MT1-960
  • Visual arts        N1-9165
  • Architecture   NA1-9428
  • Sculpture       NB1-1952
  • Drawing. Design. Illustration.   NC1-1940
  • Painting       ND25-3416
  • Print Media    NE1-3002
  • Decorative arts        NK1-9990
  • Art in general   NX1-820
  • Landscape architecture      SB469-476.4
  • Literature       PN1-6790

Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Computer Science & Information Technology and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Art:

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in Art.

  • Computer Music Journal   ML1 C738
  • Music Educators Jourmal   ML1 M987
  • International Music Journal   ML128 P24I61
  • Teaching Music   MT1 T253
  • BBC Music Magazine   ML5 B364
  • Architecture Malaysia   NA1 A673
  • Environment and planning B : planning & design   NA2005 E58
  • Malaysia Design  NK1160 M239
  • Inti : Jernal Perintis Senilukis dan Senireka   NK50 I61
  • Critical Inquiry   NX1 C64
  • Masakini   NX8 M3M394
  • Landscape Architecture   SB469 L3
  • Senibina Landskap : Landscape Architecture Malaysia   SB469 S477
  • Journal of housing building planning  HD7285 J86
  • SPAFA journal : a publication of the SEAMO Regional Cebtre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA).
    DS523.2 S732
  • Wacana Seni = Journal of Arts Discourse PN1569 W113

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.


The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet.

Reference Works (Internet Sources) Encyclopedias

The design encyclopedia. NK1370 B993

The encyclopedia of art deco. NK789.5 A7E56

Architecture A to Z: a rough guide. NA31 H479

Baker’s student encyclopedia of music. ML100 B168

The Garland of encyclopedia of world music. ML100 G233

The Virgin encyclopedia of popular music. ML102 P66V817 2002  

The new country music encyclopedia.   ML102 C7R518

Ragtime : an encyclopedia, discography, and sheetography. ML3530 J39

The new country music encyclopedia. ML102 C7R518

Jazzology : the encyclopedia of jazz theory for all musicians. MT6 R259

Handbooks Directories
  • Architect's pocket book. NA2540 B134
  • Planning: architects' technical reference data. NA2540.P55 1977
  • The painter's handbook. ND1500 G687
  • The Garland handbook of Latin American music. ML199 G233 2008
  • A handbook of basic rock rhythms. ML3534 A581
  • The handbook of music therapy. ML3920 H236
  • Handbook of research on music teaching and learning : a project of the Music Educators National Conference. MT1 H236
  • Music business handbook and career guide. ML3795 B315 2006
  • The musician's handbook : a guide to music fundamentals, hearing and performing music, reading and writing notation, improvising, and composing. MT6 H84M987
  • Paint handbook. TT324 P148
  • A handbook to literature. PN41 H747 1992
  • A new handbook of literary terms. PN41 M636
  • A handbook to literary research. PN73 H236 2010
  • A critical handbook of children’s literature. PN1009 A1L954 2007
  • A handbook of critical approaches to literature. PN81 H35 1979

  • Who's who in design    NK1167 W628
  • International who's who in classical music 2009    ML105 I61 2009
  • International who's who in popular music 2010   ML105 I61 2010
  • Directory of designers   TS171.A1 D598



This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on Arts available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.





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APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)  BF76.7 P976 2001
  •  APA Style  

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

      RefWorks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles



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Liaison Librarian


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