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Art Theory and Appreciation

Art Theory    Art Criticism     Art Interpretation    Art Evaluation    Art Methods     Art Materials     Theory of Art      Art Appreciation


Art History

Art History      History of Art     Art Historians     Art and History    16th Century AD     17th Century AD      18th Century AD   1920s AD    Ancient Art     Art -19th Century      Art - 21st Century     Art - 20th Century     Exhibition History


You can also search by the specific style of art, for example: “surrealism” or “modern art” or “art history expressionism.”


Books and DVDs

Visit our Online Catalog to find printed books and DVDs in the library.

Type in your keywords or pick author or title or subject from the drop-down list, and get a list of titles. Click Availability to see which campus has the item, which collection it is in, and if the item is available for check out. The call number tells you where the item is located on the shelf. 


Databases* (Online Articles, Streaming Video, Online Resources)

Academic Onefile

Enter your keyword(s) into the search box at the top of the homepage. In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile provides a type of search that gives you a good overview of the amount of material available for a search term.  For example: click on Subject Guide Search  and enter the Art as a search term.  Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject.



Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box.  OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.


Films on Demand

Find full length streaming video by entering a keyword in the Search box. Under Browse Subjects on the main page you can find the subjects Art & Architecture and Music & Dance. You can also go to Browse Videos by Subject under the Menu. Culinary Arts and Fashion, Textiles & Interiors are listed under Family & Consumer Sciences. 


Encyclopedia Britannica

Enter your terms as a keyword search.


Pop Culture Universe

In addition to having a Quick Search feature, Pop Culture Universe lets you browse topics. Most topics have a Visual Arts link located at the bottom of the alphabetical list. 



eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword, or select Arts & Architecture or Crafts & Collectibles under Browse by Category.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword, or select Arts from the Subject list.


Magazines (can circulate after 2 months)

Artist’s Magazine

Artist’s Magazine features artists and art in all types of media and styles.


Bead & Button

Bead & Button is a beading magazine that showcases projects that include bead stitching, wirework, kumihimo, stringing, and other jewelry-making techniques.


Jewelry Artist

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist is a magazine dedicated to the art of jewelry making and design with jewelry trends, expert advice, and projects that have illustrated directions and tips.


Web sites


An online fine art search engine that includes the ability to find artists by name, medium, subject, nationality, etc.


Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Online Museum Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The National Gallery of Art

The Museum of Modern Art

The Guggenheim


Online Image Collections

The Web Gallery of Art

Sister Wendy's American Collection

Smithsonian's Archives of American Art


*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks.  If you are an authorized user and are prompted for a password, please click here to get to Blackboard. In Blackboard, select 'CAC Library Resources,' then select 'All Articles and eBooks.' You should then be able to use the database you would like to access.  The online catalog and the web sites do not require log-in; anyone can use them. 


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