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Art: Key Resources

Where to Start

The sources on this page are good starting points for your research in Art, Art History, and Graphic Design. Reference Sources are great for topic ideas, background information, definitions, and other ways to kick off your research. Databases are where you can find popular and scholarly journal articles with in-depth analyses of particular artists, works, or movements. Some of the databases listed to the right are high-resolution collections of works of art.

Art Databases

Databases with high-res images or popular and scholarly articles on art topics.

Recommended Resource: Credo Reference

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Credo is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.

Gale Reference Search


The Gale Reference is an award-winning electronic collection of quality reference sources.

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Credo Reference: Image Search Box

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