Art Resource Guide

There are many resources in the library which will provide information on this topic. The purpose of this Subject Guide is to give you some suggestions for getting started. Please keep in mind that another important resource is the librarian at the Reference Desk, 732.987.2422 or email, who can suggest other useful sources and assist you in using the library catalog and the indexes.

Online Library Catalog

The Library Catalog lists the books, maps, audiovisual materials & periodical titles in the university library. Some possible ways to search for materials in art would be:

Name of a particular artist MICHELANGELO, VAN GOGH
Term for group of artists WOMEN ARTISTS, FRENCH PAINTERS
Term for artistic movement or period IMPRESSIONISM, MEDIEVAL ART
Term for type of art work SCULPTURE, PAINTING

Use Complex Search for more options, like searching for the Item Type video.


Searching by topic in these indexes will give you a list of articles. Many articles will be full text. These databases are available from on or off campus.


Academic Search Premier 


Project Muse 

If an article is not full text, click on "Find Full Text" to see if GCU owns the journal electronically in another database or in print/fiche/film in the library.

Reference Materials

This is just a small sample of available titles. Browse through the "N" classification
in the Reference area to find many others.

The Dictionary of Art (34v) REF N31.D5 1996
Encyclopedia of World Art (17v) REF N31.E4833
Dictionary of art terms REF N33.E5 1984
Oxford companion to art REF N33.O9
Art Information and the Internet REF N59.J66 1999
The Oxford Companion to Christian Art & Architecture REF N7830.M87 1996
Contemporary Women Artists REF N8354.C66 1999
A History of Architecture REF NA200.F63 1975b

Online Reference

Grove Art Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Internet Resources

Virtual Library Museums Pages
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art Teacher on the Net
Art History Resources on the Web
ADAM: The Art, Design, Architecture & Media Information Gateway
College Art Association
National Endowment for the Arts
Art Educators of New Jersey

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