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A guide for finding art resources and information

Search Suggestions

Search by both the artist's name and the art piece.  If you don't find anything try

Keywords for

  • type of art
  • genre of art
  • medium

1. Check the databases
Artists and their exhibitions are frequently reviewed in publications such as New York Times, the New Yorker, even Wall Street Journal. Just use the ALL EBSCO or ALL ProQuest database collections and include all the databases in the list.

2. Use the search box on the library's homepage
Search by keyword using "contemporary art".  Pull some of the titles from the shelf and check the indexes in the back of these books to see if your art or artist shows up in the volume.

3. Check the Reference Books tab in this guide. 
There are some great art books in the ebook reference collections and your search is checking the full text of every book -- so check your results carefully.  It might look like something is a "false hit," but on closer examination, it might include a small paragraph referencing your artist or their art.

4. Check the Internet Sources tab in this guide. 
They are included in this guide because they have received high reviews by other librarians and experts in the field.  Give some of the links there a try.