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This guide introduces resources to support your research topics in art and design. Use the tabs at the top of the page to help you locate background information on your topic, articles, books, images, and more.
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New Resource for Art and Architecture E-books
Art and Architecture ePortal (Yale)
An ebook platform designed specifically to meet the needs of students and scholars of art and architectural history. It features content from university presses as well as museum publishers, and offers full text searching of the ebooks and searching for images.
Art, Design, and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)
Scholarly and trade articles, books, and conference proceedings in the fields of visual and applied arts.
Academic Search Complete (Ebscohost)
A multidisciplinary database useful for researching a broad range of topics. Includes newspaper, magazine, and academic peer-reviewed articles.
Archive of scholarly articles in the humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines. Useful for research in art and architectural history.
An image database, including a digital library with high-quality, authoritative images in the areas of art, architecture, photography, and the humanities and social sciences.
Getting to Know Your Topic
Reference sources, such as encyclopedias or dictionaries, are great starting points for familiarizing yourself with a research topic. They can also help you identify the relevant keywords or specialized terms used to describe your topic.
Oxford Art Online
Includes biographies of artists, subject entries on types of art, and images.
Oxford Reference Online
Dictionaries and encyclopedias focusing on artists, art terms, and art movements.
Adobe Creative Cloud
In light of classes moving online, Adobe has provided temporary remote access for the Northeastern community. Please follow the instructions on ITS' website to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
Design & Software Tutorials
Artists' Books Collection
Artists' Books Collection
The Northeastern University Archives & Special Collections collects contemporary artists' books as part of an active teaching collection. Most simply and broadly, artists' books are works of art in book form. Included works showcase a variety of formats, techniques, and subjects.