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Art & Art History

Welcome to the Art & Art History Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA students in undergraduate art courses.

Help Available: Contact librarians with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.

How to Use: Click a tab to learn more.

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
Access to contemporary specialist art titles as well as journals from related fields including ethnic studies, women’s studies, sociology, cultural studies, and more.

Humanities International Complete (Ebsco)
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. HIC includes data from American Humanities Index and Humanities International Index plus almost half a million full-text articles.

Database Tutorials

Using Databases


Search for books and ebooks in Primo.


For General instructions: Finding Books Guide

Library of Congress Call Numbers

N     Visual Arts
NB   Sculpture
NC   Drawing & Design
ND   Painting
NK   Decorative Arts


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Language of art from A-Z: write in plain English

Main Stacks N33 .l346 1997
A Dictionary of Arts & ArtistsREF N31 M8
Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & architectureREF N6260 .G76 2009
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
See Finding Journal Articles for instructions on finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.

Specific Journal Titles:

Journal titles inside databases will often have a box or link to “search within the publication”

Art History (Online)
Art in America
Art Journal
Art Bulletin
American Art (Online)

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Online Art 

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