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Researching an Art Topic

Mary Cassatt painting of a woman sitting next to a lamp This guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your art research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your art assignments: 

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as 28 days.

  2. Ebooksmany reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for art and architecture information.

  5. Films and Videos: links to films on art and architecture topics.


The lamp by Mary Cassatt. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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