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Art: Find Articles

Guide to resources in these subjects.
Subjects: Architecture, Art, Design

Recommended databases

The Librarians recommend starting with these find articles, and/or essays in scholarly journals.   Also find images!

Art Index

Art Index is the PRIMARY index for Art that we own.  We still do get it in paper copy because there is no complete electronic version.  Plus the back issues are important - we have no electronic resource that covers the dates between 1970 and 1984.

How to Search for Reviews

In Academic Search Premier:

use "art - exhibitions" as Subject

use person's last name and PEOPLE

Document Type = "entertainment review"

In OmniFile:

use "art exhibitions" in subject

use person's last name

Document Type = exhibit

In Research Library:

use "art exhibits"  or "visual artists" and / or form of art (such as sculpture, painting, etc) as subject

use person's last name in Subject: Person

Document Type = "Review: art exhibits review"

InterLibrary Loan

Order what we don't have from someone else - FOR FREE!

Just fill out our forms - and you can get everything you want.

Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Images in ArtStor

ArtStor contains a wealth of images!   New ones added each day.   Any subject matter at all.  You can search by name, place, type of object, style of art, or era.  You can also browse by geography or collection.  Here are some samples.

CLICK LINKS BELOW TO SEE IMAGES:    These will open in a new window.

[Note to offcampus users:  you MUST configure your browser to allow popups from   AND for help contact]

Michelangelo       Da Vinci

Frank Stella        Matthew Brady

Ansel Adams      Charles Eames

Tiffany              Walter Gropius


Bartsch - collection offers more than 50,000 images of Old Master European prints

Native American - historic photographs documenting Native American subjects AND 2,000 Plains Indian ledger drawings

Medieval Stained Glass - 1,400 images of medieval stained glass windows

Cartoon Archive - 3,200 images of drawings and sketches by John Fischetti

Costumes - 5,800 images of American and European costumes and accessories which were formerly in the Brooklyn Museum