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Art: Articles

Provides information about general Art & Design, Art History, and Art Ed resources, both print and electronic.

Art Argument Resources

Art & Architecture Source doesn't just include journals, but also most of the leading art magazines.

Art Quick Information

The Oxford Reference Library includes the Benezit Dictionary of Artists: "A comprehensive and definitive resource for artists' biographies, published since 1911 Includes 149,000 biographies..."

Other Useful Argument Resources

Newspaper Articles

Other Resources

Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Want to access databases from off-campus? Many library databases require a username and password to access off-campus. Use your StarID username and password. 

Off-campus library login

Finding Journal Articles at MSU Guide

See our Journal Articles guide to learn more about finding articles for your research.

Beginning Your Research

One of the most difficult steps in the paper writing process is choosing a topic. 

When selecting an art related topic, start by asking yourself these questions.

Am I interested in researching

  • an individual object? (e.g. Chartres Cathedral, Book of Kells)
  • a medium? (e.g. mosaics, sculpture, architecture, painting, ceramics)
  • a style or period? (e.g. Gothic, Romanesque)
  • art in a specific location? (e.g. Holy Roman Empire, French, English, Middle Eastern)

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