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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

New Resource for Art and Architecture E-books

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. 

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

Your Librarian

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Regina Pagani
270 Snell Library
(617) 373-3197