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Subject guide for art

Subject Resources

If you're just starting out as an art student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:

To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:


The databases below will be the best bets for starting your research in art. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

The best place to find books about art is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves primarily in the 700 - 709 range on the upper level. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:

You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:

You can find reliable and high-quality art videos on the following topics:

Here are some websites which might be helpful for an art student:

For help citing in the Chicago format, which is often used in the fine arts, consider using Schewe Library's Chicago citation guide:

Have subject specific questions?

If you have questions, you can contact us at:

Luke Beatty
 -- Library Director

Garrett Traylor
 -- Reference & Cataloging Librarian

For general inquiries, call 217.245.3020 or email us at