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Subject Guides

Visual Arts

  • Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation
    Call Number: NC 1765 B4213 1994
  • Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978
    Call Number: NK 4007 C56 1979
  • Contemporary Artists
    Call Number: N 6490 .C6567
  • Dictionary of Art
    Call Number: N 31 .D5 1996
  • Dictionary of Japanese Artists: painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, lacquer
    Call Number: N 31 .D5 1996
  • Dictionary of Photography and Digital Imaging
    Call Number: TR 9 A53 2002
  • Encyclopedia of World Art
    Call Number: N 31 .E562
  • Film Encyclopedia
    Call Number: PN 1993.45 K34 2001
  • North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
    Call Number: N 6503 .N67 1995
  • Oxford Companion to Art
    Call Number: N 33 .O9
  • Oxford History of World Cinema
    Call Number: PN 1993.5 A1 O96 1995
  • Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts
    Call Number: NK 30 .F55 1989
  • Photography Encyclopedia
    Call Number: TR 9 .M39 1999
  • Who's Who in American Art
    Call Number: N 6536 .W62

Print Index:

Art Index
Access: shelved in the Library's Index area
Coverage: 1957-present (issued quarterly)
Content: hundreds of periodicals in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art history, crafts, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, photography, and films are indexed by subject and author. Yearbooks, museum bulletins, and book reviews are also included.

Access: network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: ARTstor is a collection of nearly one million digital images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and the social sciences. It includes a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching. Once the Digital Library loads, you can take a minute to register for a user account or log in to your existing account for advanced functionality such as downloading images.ARTstor User Guide (PDF)

Bibliography of the History of Art
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1990-2007
Content: Hosted by the Getty Research Institute, the BHA is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
Access: InfoTrac, network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: Collection of 200 full-text periodicals covers different types of art and expression. It provides broad coverage of the arts from music and music theory to drama and the performing arts. It also provides content in the visual arts and art history.

Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1964-present
Content: A portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.

Wellcome Images
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Wellcome Images provides free access to over 100,000 high resolution images from the Wellcome Library, one of the world's major resources for studying medical history. The collection includes manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements, all released under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license for anyone to use, with attribution.

Your Paintings
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Collection of 200,000+ oil paintings from local and national museum collections in the United Kingdom. The site is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation, and participating museums and collections.

  • Ceramics Today (Ceramics Today is a comprehensive independent ceramics site, featuring articles, artist galleries, and links to hundreds of ceramics web sites.)
  • Clay Art Web Guide (Created by ceramic artist Vicki Hardin, this collection of links is divided into 50 categories such as Architectural Ceramics, Ceramic Masters, Crystalline Glazes, Kosai, Polymer, Raku, Terracotta, and more.)
  • The History of Art Virtual Library (large collection of links arranged by image collections, art history resources, alphabetical subject lists, and academic departments)
  • A History of Photography (from its beginnings-1920's) (includes a bibliography, museum links, and essays on the beginnings, significant people, and processes.)
  • National Museum of American Art (images and information about the Smithsonian's collection of American art)

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