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Materials on art and art related topics may be found in the following call number areas: N (visual arts), NA (architecture), NB (sculpture), NC (drawing, design, illustration), ND (painting), NE (print media) NK (decorative arts). You may also use the searches listed below.

Subject Search: art, arts, art history, sculpture, painting, or a specific type of art
such as African art or Art Baroque.

Keyword Search: art, particular artist’s name, drawing, sculpture

You may search for additional titles using the online catalog and keywords such as art, art history, performing arts, and visual arts.

Reference Sources

A Biographical Dictionary of Artists Electronic Book
The Bloomsbury Gudie to Art Electronic Book
The Bridgeman Art Library Archive Electronic Book
Encyclopedia of American Folk Art Electronic Book
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms Electronic Book
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists Electronic Book
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of British Art Electronic Book
The Dictionary of Art (Grove) N31.D5 1996
Encyclopedia of World Art N31.E533
Encyclopedia of American Art Before 1914 N6507 .E53 2000
The Oxford Dictionary of Art N6507 .E53 2000
Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art N6370 .E53 1999
Encyclopedia of Visual Art N25.E53


You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions”or click here for an online tutorial.

America: History and Life indexes articles relating to North American history, including art and architecture.

Ceramic Abstracts provides citations to journal articles on all facets of ceramics.

Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database that covers art-related articles.

MasterFILE is composed of full text journal and magazine articles, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection.

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources covering all aspects of the humanities.

Web Sites

AICT (Art Images for College Teaching))
A free-use image resource containing art and architectural works in the public domain for educators.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Contains primary source material relating to the history and culture of the United States. More than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections are included.

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
Comprehensive index of artists, artworks, art museums and movements or mediums .

Art History Resources On The Web
One of the best organized sites on art history on the Web. Developed and maintained by Sweet Briar College professor, Dr. Christopher Whitcomb.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
One of the most well known museums in the world. Includes information on works of art, exhibits, and collections.

Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page
This site provides links to image collections, art museums and research resources.

Museums Around the World
Provides links to museums around the world.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Devoted to American art and artists, this site includes the museums innumerable collections and exhibits.

Web Gallery of Art
Contains over 12,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800. Biographies of significant artists are included as well.


If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance finding
additional information, please Ask a Librarian.