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Welcome to the Art research guide!
You can use this guide as a starting point in your research for art. The tabs on the left have more information about the following topics:
If you need any help with your research, please contact your librarian Jennifer!
- Art and Architecture Source This link opens in a new windowFull-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design with international coverage.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- ARTbibliographies Modern This link opens in a new windowIndex to journal articles, books, chapters, exhibition catalogs and dissertations on modern art from the Impressionists to the present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new windowScholarly journals from all academic disciplines - an excellent starting point for multidisciplinary research projects. 3,200 full-text journals. Coverage from 1975 to present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
Sometimes browsing in the books at the library can be serendipitous and you can find the exact thing you need!
Call number ranges for art:
- AM --- Museums, Collectors, and Collecting
- LC --- Special Aspects of Education
- N --- Fine Arts
- NB --- Sculpture
- NC --- Drawing, Design, and Illustration
- ND --- Painting
- NE --- Print Media
- NK --- Decorative Arts
- NX --- Arts in General
- TR --- Photography
- TT --- Handicrafts, Arts, and Crafts
Subject headings are really helpful when searching in our catalog or databases. If you find a really helpful book, article or other item, make sure to take a look at the subject headings and use them in combinations or just click on them to see more.
Some, but not all, of the subject headings that might be helpful for art:
- Art and society
- Art appreciation
- Periods in Art (once you find the period, it will be broken down even further)
- Example: Expressionism
- Expressionism (Art)
- Expressionism (Architecture)
- Expressionism (Art) -- Catalogs
- Expressionism (Art) -- Germany -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
- Expressionism in motion pictures
- Example: Expressionism
- Individual Artists/Groups of Artists
- Sugimoto, Hiroshi, 1948-
- Neshat, Shirin, 1957-
- Neshat, Shirin, 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation
- Neshat, Shirin, 1957- -- Exhibitions
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