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[ art by Northwest graduate ]

Artwork courtesy of Courtney Schelp, Northwest graduate

In this guide you will find:


  • How to use Oxford Art Online, the most comprehensive and authoritative source for art history research (international in scope) to find reproductions of art works in major museum collections and locate subject entry bibliographies for related books/articles on a topic

  • Recommended search engines to discover art  journal articles


  • Books and videos/CDs to check out at Northwest

  • Books to borrow from other libraries

Art by Time Period

  • Guidelines for how to find representative books and articles on various topics related to historical times periods in art history

Art Reproductions

  • How to locate art work reproductions online

  • How to locate art work reproductions in library collections

  • How to locate art work reproductions for master drawing assignments


  • Learn to locate streaming video content in the B. D. Owens collections

  • Learn how to locate selected DVD content in B. D. Owens collections


  • Examples of MLA references and in-text citations
  • Link to full MLA guide

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources 
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Course guides

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