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Finding Books 

 

Using Catalogs

 

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 Collection. 

 

Subject Searching 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, etc.
  • 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. 

 

From Bookstores

 

Order books online from Amazon Books or Barnes and Noble. Also use Books in Print for book sources and some book reviews as needed.

 

Interlibrary Loan

 

If we do not own a particular book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Images

 

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/. Search by:
    • Movement (e.g. Pop Art, Impressionism) by 
    • Medium (e.g. sculptors, illustrators)
    • Subject (e.g. landscape painters)
    • Nationality
    • Name, alphabetically
  • World 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 community
  • 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. 

Using Reference Resources

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials used to "refer" to. Use these resources for facts, definitions or for background information on a topic.


Finding Articles

 

Article Databases

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
  • Bibliography 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.

  • ERIC (EbscoHost)

    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 quarterly.

  • International 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

  • RILA (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.
  • L'Annee 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.

Newspapers

  • 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 titles include:

Art Bulletin 

Online - 1975 - present
Online - 1919-2000

N1.A782
ArtForum  N1.A786 
Design Quarterly NK1.D457
Domus N1.D673
Form N1.F723


Web Resources

Here are some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links, so explore! Use the Yahoo and Google directories to find appropriate catagories for selected lists of sites on artists, museums, art mediums, styles, periods, etc.

 

Meta Sites

  • The Artists.org - lists major modern and contemporary visual artists.Provides for each artist  a portrait, brief biography, links to articles, essays and interviews; original art, limited edition artprints, photography and posters, multimedia and artist's books. Artists are listed alphabetically and by discipline
  • Google Directory: Arts: Design
  • Selected Art Web Sites - many useful visual arts links from BYU Library
  • Yahoo - Arts: - a hierarchical directory to arts information. See also Visual Arts/Sculpture

 

Selected Museum Sites

 

 

Research Tips


Updated March 2, 2010 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen, Jim Jacobs, Angelika Pagel, Naseem Banerji, Suzanne Kanatsiz or K Stevenson
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