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ART: Subject Guide

Research help and resource suggestions for research in art.

In This Guide

the word "art" in primary colorsIn this guide, you'll find:

  • Reference Sources to point you to suggested background resources.
  • Databases and some select art journals to help you Find Articles.
  • Information on searching the catalog, ebooks, and streaming video to help you Find Books.
  • Databases and websites to help you Find Images and artwork.
  • Information on Image Copyright, including Fair Use and the Public Domain.

Key Resources

Quick links to best bets

Find Background Information

Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources can be a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

Reference Sources

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