You will find most books on art history in the Fine Arts & Design Library. Here is a key to the call numbers in FADL:
To find books, use the search box on the library front page. This searches Worldcat, the library database of books and articles. Once you find a source or two that look really good, note the SUBJECT links in the detailed record. Follow these links to find other books with the same links. If you know exactly what you're looking for, try searching for the title using quotes. For example, "Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance".
In addition, here is a list of government databases that might also be relevant in your research.
We have a large collection of both physical books and ebooks in our collections for your use. Most of them are discoverable through our campus' library catalogs, but some also appear in a number of specialized databases to which we subscribe. Core catalogs that you will want to use in your search for books include:
If you find a book that we don't have in our collections in either hardcopy or ebook form you can request it through out interlibrary loan service:
Data is a new and emerging field within Art History, although, if you are conducting research in an interdisciplinary field or topic of interest (i.e. sociology, anthropology, linguistics, computation, digital art, data mining, etc.) I encourage you to make an appointment with me and we can explore the options that exist in this burgeoning new area.
All DVDs, on all subjects, can be found in the Fine Arts and Design Library. Below is a small sample of our art history DVDs:
We also have an extensive collection of CDs, and even vinyl records! Search the library catalog to find what you seek, or ask for help at the FADL service desk.
Start here for high-quality introductory sources on art. Read an overview on a topic that's new to you, explore new terminology, or review general themes or time periods in art history.