- JSTOR - Archive databse focusing on Humanities and Art. MAKE SURE TO USE THE ADVANCED SEARCH FUNCTION!
- Use the subject search option to find biographies of artists.
A close look at the results shows that biographies of Picasso are shelved under N6853.P5 on the thrid floor of Falvey. Note that books on Picasso's paintings are shelved under ND553.P5 and books on his sculptures are shelved under NB553.P45. The Library of Congress classification system separates critical works on an artist in those cases where an artist uses different forms of expression.
Subjects search - Picasso, Pablo
- Use the author search option to find autobiographies written by the artist.
Notice that records for books with reproductions of the creative work of an artist list the artist as additional author.
Author search - Picasso, Pablo
- ARTstor - Image Archive. Great place to get a better good look at your assigned art piece.
Use the subject search option to find books on art movements. Notice that some art movements have parallel movements in literature or music. Limit to Fine Arts books with the classification facet on the results screen.
subject - surrealism
subject - conceptual art
subject - impressionism
Search by keyword or subject.
Click here for a short list of books on art appreciation in the library.
subject - Kandinsky
subject - Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
subject - Dali, Salvador, 1904-
- Art Full Text
Indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.
Start out with a simple keyword search for the artist and narrow your result with the subject facets. Peer-reviewed a.k.a. scholarly journals are identified on a separate tab.
Example of a peer-reviewed journal article:
Broude, Norma. "Mary Cassatt: modern woman or the cult of true womanhood?." Woman's Art Journal 21.2 (2001): 36-43.
Use the Cite icon to generate citations in MLA style.
- ARTbibliographies Modern
The scope of this index extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism, in the late 19th century, up to recent works and trends in the late 20th century. It incorporates abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, and exhibition catalogs and reviews.
Use find it to link to the library's holdings. Click on "Save, Print, Email" to generate citations in MLA style.
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Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Rob LeBlanc is the ACS support librarian & subject librarian for Ethics and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.