A lot of the resources below are databases the library subscribes to. In order to access them, you'll have to login through CAS (if you are not logged in already).
In addition to the resources below, you can browse the Art Database List to find more resources to search.
Just a reminder: you have to access library resources through the library's webpage or Research Guides like this one. If you just Google "JSTOR" from off-campus, there is a good chance the database won't recognize you as part of the institution and you'll hit paywalls.
Find Background Information
Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information on a topic or concept.
A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.
Browsing for Art Books
The main call numbers for art books are N-NX and TR (located on Mudd 1). Books in those areas are divided by medium (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) and then by subject and artist.
In general, it is easier to locate something specific by searching Library Search (the big search bar on the library's homepage) first, but for those who like to browse, here is a list of call numbers that pertain to art. Remember: About 1/2 of all the art books are oversized (aka FOLIO) and are on a different set of shelves
AM -- Museum Studies
E 75 – E 99 -- Indians of North America (traditional arts and crafts of Native North Americans)
GT -- Body Art, Tattoos, Graffiti
N -- Visual Arts (includes a lot of contemporary art that doesn't fit in traditional categories)