Research Guide: Art Seminar

Library Catalogs--find books & more


QuickFitz MnPALS Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Due dates | Renewals

You may also search other libraries (including WorldCat) to locate materials not in our library. See our Interlibrary Loan page for more information about how to obtain these items.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Library Reference Collection

Databases and Indexes--find articles


Art Index 

This database offers indexing of an international array of peer-selected art publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.   In addition to articles, this database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. 

198 --current | Citations only | More info


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Covers all subjects. Good place to start your search.

1975 --current | Some full text | More info


Campus Research

Powered by Westlaw, a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Excellent newspaper coverage here. Good for reviews and art criticism.

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New York Times

Search for full text newspaper articles. Good for reviews and art criticism. (from ProQuest)

1995 --current | Full text


ProQuest Databases

Search ProQuest databases singly or in combination (education, psychology, religion, newspapers, criminal justice, etc.) Select from the list and hit the "Continue" button to access.

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Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


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Reference Books of Note


The Grove Dictionary of Art edited by Jane Turner, 1996

Provides comprehensive coverage of the history of all the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present.
R703.D55 | 34 volumes


The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture edited by Gordon Campell, 2007

Includes all subject areas in the classical arts, including philosophers, rulers, writers and artists, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, and more.

R700.93 G88 | 2 volumes

Recommended Web sites


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view



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