Art

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Art - Finding Journal Articles and Citations

General instruction for locating periodical articles is provided in the "How to Find Articles" research guide. The following information is specific to the topic of Art.

To add additional subjects to the "ART" results linked below or to change the subjects, in each database use the Subject Terms, Thesaurus or More>Indexes links in the top menu bar. Then search your broad topic and drill down through available subjects.

Academic Search Complete: ART
EBSCO Art subject listing
 
To Select and Use Subject Terms for Art (shown right): Click Subject Terms in the top menu. Type art in the Browsing text box, choose Relevancy Ranked, and then click Browse. From the list of subject terms, click 'Art' to view hundreds of narrower terms.
 
Review and mark the checkboxes that identify your topic(s). Click the Add button to add the subjects in the search text box. Click Search.
America History and Life with Full Text: ART (4,500+ results)

Sample Subject Heading: Art--History, Art & History, Arts--United States
Biography in Context: ARTISTS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ART MUSEUM CURATOR...
(~4,340 entries for art/artist topic) Browse selected artists.
Google Scholar  Free on the Web
Peer-reviewed articles; some indexing, some free full text.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text: ART (5,100+ results)
Humanities International Complete: ART (68,100+ results)
Subject Terms: Click the Thesaurus in the top menu. Type "art" in the browsing text box. Review and select from hundreds of narrower, broader, and related "art" terms.
± TIP: Select and search multiple EBSCO databases

EBSCO databases
Art - Finding Reference Materials
CQ Researcher: Arts Education (Does arts training improve social and academic skills?)
Credo Reference: Topic Pages for Art
·  View Theatre concept map
·  View Renaissance concept map
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Arts
Points of View Reference Center: Arts & Culture counterpoint

In the Library
Try a subject search for "art," or similar subjects, in the library catalog, and then browse and select subjects of interest to you.

Browse the Reference Collection, LRC-4th floor.
Most art books are found in the N call number section.

Library of Congress Call Numbers and Subject Headings for Art
N  
Visual Art (general)
N 5300 - N 5700  
Art History
NA  
Architecture
NB  
Sculpture
NC  
Drawing (design, advertising, cartoons, posters)
ND  
Painting
NE  
Print Media (woodcuts, lithography, engravings)
NK  
Decorative Arts
NK 3700 - NK 4695  
Ceramics, Pottery, Porcelain
NX  
Arts in Combination
PN  
1998 Films as Art
TR  
Photography
TP 700's, 800's  
Ceramics
TT 900's  
Ceramics

To find specific reference titles, use the Library catalog and limit your results to "Reference Collection." Once you find a book, use the Table of Contents and Index(es) to find your topic or subject in the book and to see how it relates to other topics.

Reference books cannot be checked out; however, some titles may have a duplicate in the main collection that is available for checkout. Search the title you need in the library catalog to see if the book is located elsewhere in the library and available for checkout. Books are shelved in Library of Congress (LC) call number order, so similar subjects will be shelved next to each other.

View a Sample List of Books in the Reference Collection show/ hide
  • American Art: History, Reference and Culture- N6505.C7 LRC-R
  • The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters -N6536.L47 LRC-R
  • The Bulfinch Guide to Art History- N380.B78 LRC-R
  • Calendar of Creative Man - NX447.5.P38 LRC-R
  • Dictionary of Abstract Painting - ND35.B4 LRC-R
  • Dictionary of Modern Painting - ND30.D515 LRC-R
  • A Dictionary of Symbols - BF1623.S9C513 LRC-R
  • Dictionary of Symbols - BL603.L5413 LRC-R
  • Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography - N7560.E53 LRC-R
  • Encyclopedia of World Art- N31.E4833 LRC-R
  • Index to Reproductions of American Paintings - ND205.S575 LRC-R
  • The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols - P99.B78 LRC-R
  • International Dictionary of Art and Artists - N7425.I67 LRC-R
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art - N33.M23 LRC-R
  • The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture-N7830.M87 LRC-R
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Art - N33.O93 LRC-R
  • Praeger Encyclopedia of Art - N33.P68 LRC-R
  • Who’s Who in American Art - N6536.W5 LRC-R

See also: Library of Congress Classification Outline: Class N - Fine Art or the ORU Modified LC Outline

Art - Finding ORU ebooks

General instruction for locating ebooks is provided in the "How to Find Books & eBooks" research guide. The following information is specific to the topic of Art.

ebrary
ebrary: Drawing, Design, Illustration ~73 ebooks
ebrary: Fine Arts 1,040+ ebooks
ebrary: Technology and the Arts ~6 ebooks
ebrary: Visual Arts 300+ ebooks
 
  • ebraryFor a list of books on your desired subject, use the All Subjects link and drill down through the subjects.
  • To browse ebook titles in a specific call number section (shown right):
    Use Advanced search. Change Search in menu to LC Call Number. Type the call numbers (see LC outlines). Click Search ebrary.
  • To view the 20 most relevant chapters from your result list: Do a search. When you have a list of results, click the Chapter Results tab. 
  • Combine keyword and subject searching to focus your results.
 
eBook Collection: Arts & Architecture
Art - Finding Journals and Periodicals

General instruction for locating periodical articles is provided in the "How to Find Periodicals" research guide. The following information is specific to the topic of Art.

The ORU A-to-Z Journals List includes journals, magazines, trade publications, etc. available at ORU. Try a title keyword search or use the Subjects link to drill down through the subjects.
To access the journal full text, click a database link below the journal title and follow the links to the full text.
A-to-Z: Fine Arts ~750 periodical titles
A-to-Z: Architecture ~90 periodical titles
A-to-Z: Drawing, Design, Illustration  ~24 periodical titles
 
 
Selected Titles
Animation Magazine
Architectural Heritage
Art Bulletin
Art History
Art in America
Journal of Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text and Image
Leonardo
Art - Museums & Image Collections
Virtual Library Museums Pages
http://archives.icom.museum/vlmp/
Image Collection EBSCO ORU Database
341,000+ images including photographs, images from Canadian Press, Maps from MapQuest, and photographs from public domain sources. EBSCOhost has a single Image Collection that is used for a variety of databases such as Academic Search Premier, and MasterFILE Premier. More...
New York Public Library: Digital Gallery
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
Vatican Museums
http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html
WebMuseum: Famous Artworks exhibition
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/
Photosynth (Microsoft)
http://photosynth.net/
3D views of museums, collections, historical places, parks, towers, bridges, and more.
Art - Web sites
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online (The Getty Research Institute)
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/
Arts and Humanities Research Council
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Art Images for College Teachers (AICT) by Allan T. Kohl
http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/
Art categories include Ancient, Medieval Era, Renaissance & Baroque, and more.
Art Online: The Fine Art Directory
http://www.art-online.com/category.aspx?id=0
Art on the Net
http://www.art.net/welcome.html
The site represents 100+ artists from around the world. Includes performance artists, poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, digital artists, animators and more.
Coleccion Cisneros.org
http://www.coleccioncisneros.org/home.asp
A Program of the Foundation Cisneros. Explores the modern art of Latin America.
Cyburbia: Internet Resources for the Built Environment
http://www.cyburbia.org/
A large selection of Internet resources on architecture and other topics. Provided by Urban Insight and University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
http://decorativearts.library.wisc.edu/
Focuses on early American decorative arts and contains primary resource documents, image collections, virtual exhibits and more.
FindArticles.com: Arts & Entertainment
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/tn_arts
Browse full text articles in Art in America, Art Journal, Art Forum and more.
LACMA Collections Online (Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection)
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/
Includes more than 66,800 artworks organized by artists, centers, department, special holdings and online exhibitions.
National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)
http://www.nga.gov
National Museum of American Illustration Star
http://www.americanillustration.org
Photo Study Collection Database
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/psc/
Photographic Libraries
http://www.photographiclibraries.com
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm
Timeline of Art History (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/intro/atr/atr.htm
Web Gallery of Art
http://www.wga.hu/index.html
Contains more than "13,900 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800." Includes biographies of significant artists, guided tours, and more.
WebMuseum, Paris: Impressionism
http://www.ibiblio.org/louvre/paint/glo/impressionism/
World Art Treasures
http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/index.html
Includes a slide library with "100,000 slides belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation," with themes of main civilizations, such as Egypt, China, Japan, India, and Europe. Contains audio's, essays, and more.