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Digital Arts: Books - PrattCat

This guide will help you with research related to the digital arts. For thesis information, see the "Thesis Help" section of this guide.

Search for Books at the Pratt Libraries

 - PrattCat is the Pratt Libraries' online catalog.

 - Search for books, DVDs, holdings of journals & magazines (NOT ARTICLES), newspapers, MMS equipment, etc.

 - PrattCat allows you to use one interface to search for items at both campus libraries (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

 - If you would like to limit your search to a particular Pratt Library (the Manhattan or Brooklyn Library), you may do so at PrattCat's Advanced Search page.

Find a Book

Step 1:  Visit the Library Website @ 


Step 2:  Use the drop-down menu to select "title," (or "author," or "subject," whatever your criteria) and enter the title of the book or journal you want.  Then click "Search PrattCat".  


Step 3:  This record for this book says it's "available," which means I can go to the stacks and find it. 

So I write down the call number (198.9 K47E) and visit the Library Stacks. For assistance, you may refer to the Library Stacks Guide. 

Search Terms for PrattCat Searches

Listed are possible search terms to use in PrattCat when searching for books related to the digital arts.

What other search terms can you think of yourself? There's no one "right" search. In fact, several searches might be most useful!


audio art

augmented reality

computer art

computer generated (CG) art

digital art

electronic art

generative design

interactive art

Internet art

kinetic art

new media art

participatory art

robotic art

time-based art

transmedia art

video art

virtual OR 3-D art

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