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Subject guide for art

Subject Resources

If you're just starting out as an art student, the following resources can help. These books are available at Schewe Library as reference books on the main floor. This means that they cannot be checked out, but you are welcome to use them any time inside the Library: 

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 these books are available, you are welcome to check them out with your student ID. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:

Resources for Creating Art

Resources for Art History

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
luke.beatty@ic.edu

217.245.3573


Garrett Traylor
- Reference & Cataloging Librarian
garrett.traylor@ic.edu
217.245.3022


Elora Agsten - Instructional Librarian
elora.agsten@ic.edu
217.245.3177


For general inquiries:
schewe@ic.edu
217-245-3020
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