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RESOURCES, including Books, Journals, Reference Materials, Film and Images related to the study of studio arts, art history, and crafts
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Start with the basic searches below or use the tabs above to locate Books, Journal Articles, Reference Materials, Film and Images, and specific art periods and movements.

 

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Writing For Art

Writing for Art

Acton, Mary. Learning to Look at Paintings. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. New York: Harper Collins College, 1993.

CITATION

Links to citing resources
Evaluating web information
Making an evaluative annotated bibliography

 

Full-text Books



 

Blogs

"Weblogs" or "Blogs" for short are a growing area for researchers, students and faculty to try out new ideas. The content of blogs can run the full gamut of scholarship and length. Usually presented in reverse chronological order, Blogs can provide personal, political, corporate, aesthetic, collaborative material. The interactive nature of Blogs encourages emerging thoughts in many areas of the arts.

SOME GOOD ONES:

Blog Search Engine
ArtBlog
Modern Art Notes

 

  JSTOR

 

Art Research Guide

SUBJECT HEADINGS
(search the catalog with these)
CALL NUMBER RANGES
(browse the library stacks with these)

AESTHETICS
ART HISTORY
ART IN THE STUDIO
ART EDUCATION
ART RESEARCH
ART CAREERS
ART AND RELIGION
ART AND LITERATURE
ART BIOGRAPHIES
ARCHITECTURE
ART AND COMMERCE
ART CONSERVATION  

N   = General Visual Arts History
NA  = Architecture
NB  = Sculpture
NC  = Drawing, Illustration  Design
ND  = Painting
NE  = Print Media

NK  = Decorative & Applied Arts
TR  = Photography


Key Art Resources

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  • Art Full Text
    Full text access to 300 art journals, including yearbooks, museum bulletins, exhibition listings, interviews, film reviews, and more. May be searched together with Humanities Full Text. (H.W.Wilson)
  • ARTstor
    Provides curated collections of art images and associated data for noncommercial and scholarly, non-profit educational use. ARTstor's definition of art is encompassing. It includes architecture, painting, photography, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and design, as well as archeological and anthropological objects. Also provides software tools to enable active use of the images.
  • Oxford Art Online
    A searchable reference library that includes: Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. View biographies, subject entries, and images as well as thematic timelines and learning resources.
  • Art Index Retrospective
    Bibliographic database of citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 published between 1929 and 1984. Cites articles from 579 art publications throughout the world, including periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins.
  • ProQuest Central  
      
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    A central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, this award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.

More Art Resources

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    Part of Web of Science. Provides bibliographic and citation information from 1200+ scholarly journals published from 1980 to the present.
    NOTE: Check the appropriate box on the search screen to search only A&HCI.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
  • Cambridge Histories Online (CHO)
    Cambridge Histories Online contains more than 250 volumes and covers more than 15 subject areas, ranging from American History to Political and Economic History to Literary Studies to the Performing Arts.
 

ArtStor Image Searching

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SEARCH ARTstor
In 2004 ARTStor held 300,000 images. Today the database contains well over 1,000,000 images of art, architecture, social sciences, and humanities and still growing.

 

RSS - Oxford Art Journal

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College Art Association

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Visual Resources Association

VRA BULLETIN

  • Visual Resources Association
    The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the
    educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and
    advocating standards, and offering educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large.
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