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Art & Design

The Starting Point: General Databases

Use these databases as a starting point for your research. Their holdings are broad, which means many topics can be found in these databases.

Finding Research on Art

Finding Images & Primary Sources

Exhibition Catalogues

Encyclopedias of Art

Finding Books


  Books in the Library Building

University libraries are organized differently than public libraries. In a university library browsing will not be the best way for you to find books on your topic. Example: You are looking for a book on Modernism. You will find books in N (Fine Art), NK (Decorative Arts), NA (Architecture), etc. Within each of those there are subclasses of information. It's complex! It is best to search the library catalog and write down the call number and title of the books that you think best meet your needs. 

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Kim Auger

OER Books on Art

What are OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." - UNESCO


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