Find Art Articles
Journal articles provide the latest research and various points of view on your topic, as well as information that is not covered in books. Search article databases like the ones recommended below when you need to find scholarly journal, magazine, or newspaper articles written about all areas of fine art, art education, and/or art history.
Find Art Ebooks
Find Art Books
When looking for art books, exhibit catalogs, or video/DVDs on any artist, art style, movement, or technique, try these methods:
- Use the FOCUS Library Catalog to locate books owned by the Mount Library. URL: http://focus.msj.edu
- Use OhioLINK's catalog to search for items owned by other Ohio college and university libraries.
By following the prompts in OhioLINK's catalog, you may request items to be sent to the Mount.
To learn more about OhioLINK requesting and borrowing, review our guide "How to request items from OhioLINK".
- Another option is to go directly to other OhioLINK member libraries, such as DAAP Library at UC or Xavier's Library, present your MSJ AllCard/Library card and check out items directly from their collections.
- To locate items owned by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County search their online catalog.
- Some print art books are availalbe as ebooks. Search for electronic books via OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center and the EBSCO eBook Collection. See also the section above, "Find Art Ebooks."
- WorldCat.org is a worldwide catalog of books, videoes, articles, digital materials. Use it to limit by your zipcode location to determine which nearby libraries have resources available.
When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.
Examples of subject search terms:
Art - India
If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you to search words in the title, author, publisher, and subject headings fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.
For some people, browsing the art section of the Library's book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range.
|Call # Range||Subject|
|680s, 2nd Floor||Furniture Design,
Typography, Type Design, Bookbinding
|700s, 3rd Floor||General Arts, Art History, Aesthetics|
|710s, 3rd Floor||Civic & Landscape Arts|
|720s, 3rd Floor||Architecture|
|730s, 3rd Floor||Sculpture, Ceramics, & Metalwork|
|740s, 3rd Floor||Drawing, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Decorative & Fiber Arts|
|750s, 3rd Floor||Painting, Painters|
|760s, 3rd Floor||Printmaking, Prints|
|770s, 3rd Floor||Photography & Digital Arts|
Find Art Images
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Art Career Sites
Art Criticism Sites
Art Education Sites
Art History Sites
Contemporary Art Sites
Local Art Galleries
Art Museum Sites
Art Organizations & Associations
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Author of this Guide
Cynthia Gregory, MLS, MFA
Head of Electronic Resources