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To find books about art, click on the books link from the sidebar on the right. Books on art are are in the N section. Try the following call numbers to browse for books on specific topics.

  • NA - Architecture
  • NB - Sculpture
  • ND - Painting
  • NE - Print Media
  • NK - Decorative Arts


Hard Copy Titles

  • American Art Review: 10 years
  • American Artist: 10 years
  • Art in America: 10 years
  • ArtForum: 10 years
  • ARTnews: 10 years
  • Arts in Virginia: 1966-1976, 1978, 1979-1986, 1988-1992
  • Communication Arts: 10 years
  • Popular Photography: 3 years
  • Shots (issue number follows title): 2004-2008

Electronic Titles

Full-text art periodicals through VIVA - Choose the category tab and then choose arts and humanities. Choose the architecture, fine and decorative arts subcategory and then click go.


Here are the best databases for finding periodical articles about art. For more databases click on the Databases link from the right sidebar.

  • EBSCO - This is the place to start for general research. This group of databases includes: Academic Search Complete, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Humanities International Complete, Masterfile Premier, Newspaper Source Plus, and more. Articles may be full-text, abstracts, or citations. A subject search on Ansel Adams in all EBSCO databases produced 235 total articles out of which 91 articles were full-text.
  • JSTOR - Full-text academic journals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A search on Ansel Adams produced 166 articles.
  • Project Muse - Current full-text journal articles in a wide variety of academic subjects. A search on Ansel Adams produced 59 articles.
  • Wiley Online Library - Full-text journal articles in a wide variety of academic subjects.


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