Resources

In art and design fields, the resources you use can vary widely depending on the type of research or work that you are doing.

Academic art history or visual studies papers require rigorous scholarly resources. You'll probably find that using the Pfau Library's article databases to be the most effective tool for finding peer-reviewed and professional articles. If you need help using the article databases, you might want to check this library article guide or come into the VRC.

If you're interested in the work of a particular artist, you may want to search for an exhibition catalog or monograph in the Pfau Library's catalog or on WorldCat. If the Pfau library doesn't have a book you'd like, you can always use interlibrary loan to request the item from another library.

You may also be interested in finding images. If you're looking for art images, you might check ARTstor or the image resources library guide. If you need images for a design project, you might check the Creative Commons or Compfight to find free images that are licensed for use in commercial and other projects. You may also want to check stock image websites like Stock.xchng, iStockPhoto, or Getty Images.

For more detailed lists of sources within each discipline follow the links below: