Use the WSU Stewart
Library Catalog to find location and availability of books
and other media in Stewart Library. Use WorldCat
for listings of exhibition catalogs, books and media in many
other library catalogs.
- Books on the visual arts are generally located within
the call number N in the Reference area and General Collection.
- Books on crafts, photography and the technology relating to
art are located in the T's in the Reference area and General
in Catalogs and Databases
Using keywords of your
choosing or Library of Congress Subject Headings, it may
be helpful to search by:
- artist's name: Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, etc.
- artistic style: modern, bauhaus, etc.
- time period: art, modern--20th century
or art, baroque--Italy, etc.
- artistic medium: architectural design, sculpture, etc.
- nationality/culture: design, japanes, design,
german; sculpture, american, etc.
- genre: product design; architectural design, etc.
- movement: impressionism, expressionism, futurism, surrealism,
- theory: modernism, feminism, marxism, etc
Also note: Exhibition
Catalogs are often cataloged by artist, subject, and museum or
gallery and Museum Catalogs are usually cataloged by the name
of the museum.
Order books online
from Amazon Books or Barnes and Noble. Also use Books
in Print for book sources and some book reviews as needed.
If we do not own a particular
book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another
library through Interlibrary
Use the following resources
to find images on the Web:
- ARTstor - ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. For WSU student and faculty use only.
- Artcyclopedia - online
directory of museum art on the Web. Retrieve a list of links
to photographs of artists works at museums worldwide - http://artcyclopedia.com/.
- Movement (e.g. Pop Art, Impressionism) by
- Medium (e.g. sculptors, illustrators)
- Subject (e.g. landscape painters)
- Name, alphabetically
Art Kiosk - 30,000 images from Cal State University
- Grove Dictionary
of Art - 10,000 links to color images. Use
your WSU username and password for off-campus access.
- AICT (Art Images
for College Teaching) - image exchange resource for the educational
- Google Image Search
- Use this popular search engine to find publicly available Web
images on any subject.
- Corbis - Large collection
of popular/commercial photographic images.
include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials used to
"refer" to. Use these resources for facts, definitions
or for background information on a topic.
Art Library Archive - search by artist, work, theme, subject,
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Browser - from the Getty
- Artist's Market - Stewart Library, Middle level, REF
- ArtLex - an online dictionary
of art terminology - http://www.artlex.com/
- Dictionary of Art (Great resource! 34 volumes) - Stewart
Library, Middle level, REF N31.D5 1996 - Reference table 3A
- Encyclopedia of World Art - Stewart Library, Middle level,
Vocabulary Databases - The Getty Research Institute's Vocabulary
Databases (the Art & Architecture Thesaurus ®,
the Union List of Artist Names ®, and the Getty
Thesaurus of Geographic Names ?) contain terminology and
other information about the visual arts, architecture, artists,
and geographic places.
- Grove Dictionary
of Art - Start your research here with 41,000 articles, 720,000
index entries and 10,000 links to color images. Use
your WSU student ID number for off-campus access. Limited
to 6 simultaneous UALC users.
Museum of Art Timeline of Art History - Excellent comprehensive
timeline with maps and illustrations.
To find articles on your topic you
need to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes.
Each database usually covers a group of subject related journals.
Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. Use
your WSU username and password for off-campus access.
- Art Full Text
- Use this First! Abstracts from 1994,
full text from 1997 covering: Archaeology, Architecture, Art
History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion
Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior
Design, Landscape, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art,
Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles,
and Video. Limited to 12 simultaneous UALC users.
- Use the print Art Index to find articles
published from 1929 to 1994 -Reference,1st Floor North, Call
number N1.A7846--Reference Table 3A
of the History of Art - The premier international scholarly
reference in art history. Including citations to writings
from 1973 to present, covering visual arts in all media including
traditional fine arts; decorative and applied arts; material
culture; photography and contemporary new media; and visual
arts aspects of performing arts. Includes access to RILA (International
Repertory of the Literature of Art), and RAA Repertoire d'Art
et d'Archeolgie). 1973 to present. Use this to find citations.
Use interlibrary loan to order items.
Provides citation and
abstract information from over 750 educational journals and
related documents from the Educational Resource Information
Center. Selected fulltext. 1967 to present. Updated
Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA)
The International Repertory
of the Literature of Art (RILA) includes abstracts and indexes
on European and American art and architecture. European art
is covered from late Antiquity (4th c.) to the present. American
art is covered from the European discoveries (16th c.) to
the present. Art reflecting the Western tradition in other
parts of the world is also included. 1975 to 1989. Database
includes Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeolgie Bibliography of
the History of Art 1973 to present
(International Repertory of the Literature of Art) - The
International Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA) includes
abstracts and indexes on European and American art and architecture.
European art is covered from late Antiquity (4th c.) to the
present. American art is covered from the European discoveries
(16th c.) to the present. Art reflecting the Western tradition
in other parts of the world is also included. 1975 to 1989.
Database includes Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeolgie Bibliography
of the History of Art 1973 to present.
Philologique -The premier bibliography for all aspects of
Classical Antiquity: history, language, literature, archaeology,
religion, etc. It includes information on neighboring areas
and eras. Covers 1969 to 2000, with indexing of earlier print
volumes continuing and new records being added.
- Arts & Humanities
Search - Citations from many of the world's leading arts
and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates weekly.
- Academic Search
Premier - Provides some full text articles in over a thousand
magazines and journals
- LexisNexis Academic
- Full-text coverage of many newspapers from across
the US and around the world.
- Many other newspapers
and broadcast news services are available on the Web.
Browsing Current Periodicals
Current magazines and
journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the
"N" section on the Middle level. Bound volumes of older
issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks. Selected
Online - 1975
Online - 1919-2000
Here are some WWW sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
so explore! Use the Yahoo and
to find appropriate catagories for selected lists of sites on
artists, museums, art mediums, styles, periods, etc.
Selected Museum Sites