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Art and Design: Home

A guide to resources and research in art and design, art history, and visual studies.


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.

If you need assistance with your research or help using library resources, please contact me, schedule an appointment, or Ask a Librarian

Key Resources

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. 

Find Films

Search Scholar OneSearch by topic or film title. Select the Video filter under Material Type to limit your results to films and other video or audio resources. Resources that say "Online access" means the film can be streamed remotely. DVDs will need to be requested for pick-up.


You can also consult the Streaming Media guide and select platforms to search for online films.

Design & Software Tutorials

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Regina Pagani
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