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Resources for Art History research using the Visual Arts Library
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The books in the library are arranged by topic using Call Numbers. Here are some areas to explore:

N  Visual arts (General)	
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, design, illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts, applied art
NX Arts in general

TR Photography

Art History Research

Cover Art
The art of art history : a critical anthology - ed. Donald Preziosi.
Call Number: N7480 .A79 2009
ISBN: 9780199229840

Cover Art
Art and its histories : a reader - ed. Steve Edwards
Call Number: N5300 .A682 1999
ISBN: 0300077440

Cover Art
...Isms : understanding art - Stephen Little
Call Number: N5302 .L585 2004
ISBN: 0789312093
Publication Date: 2004-11-13


Art History Databases

Full text:
Oxford Art Online - A good place to start your research. OAO is made up of reference sources such as the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. It provides biographies, entries on movements, art forms, media and more. Use their Bibliographies to jumpstart your research.

ArtSource - Full text articles and citations back to 1929. This is perhaps our best e-resource for modern art - for the classics and the cutting edge.

JStor - Composed of full text articles from academic journals otherwise unavailable, JStor is invaluable for scholarly research.

Art:Search - Brief biographical entries on various types of designers as well as full text from early 20th century art and design journals.

ARTStor - Over a million images of works of art, artists, Magnum photographs and much more. Use the Zoom feature to save highly detailed jpegs.

Art Museum Image Gallery - Over 165,000 images of art from around the world, with entries from 3000 B.C. to the present day.

General databases - Full Text:
Academic Onefile - Our largest database, with full text access to 12,000 magazines and journals on a vast array of subjects.

Academic Search Complete - With full text access to over 2,100 magazines and journals in a broad range of topics.

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