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Art History

How to access Art History research materials through the Sojourner Truth Library

What's In This Guide?

  • Get Started: Find background information on your topic using encyclopedias and other reference sources
  • Find Books: Learn how to navigate the STL catalog to books another media 
  • Access Books from Ground Floor: These STL books are unavailable but can be obtained other ways
  • Find Articles: Search selected databases to find articles
  • Interlibrary Loan: How to request books and articles we do not own at STL
  • Find Images: Locate digital images of works of art
  • Using ARTstor: Step by step instructions for signing up and downloading images from ARTstor
  • Find Films: Stream documentaries and artist talks
  • Writing & Citing: Get help writing about art‚Äč and citing your sources
  • Ask a Librarian: Contact a librarian by email, phone, text or twitter, or set up an in-person research consultation

Request a book for us to purchase!

We love to buy books that will be useful to you in your research and studio practice! To request a book, just fill out this online book and media request form. We'll notify you when the book comes in and hold it at the Checkout Desk for pickup.

Where Can I Find...?

  • JOURNALS Bound periodicals are located in the compact shelving on the ground floor. If your journal is not on the shelves or you need assistance moving the shelves (they slide at the push of a button), please see a library staff member at the Checkout Desk.
  • REFERENCE: Reference books are located on the Main Floor behind the Circulation and Research Help desks.
  • OVERSIZE books are located on the Ground Floor.
  • Stacks call numbers beginning with "N": This is where you will find many books for art history - they are on the Ground Floor.

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Madeline Veitch
I'm at the Research Help Desk on Fridays 10-noon, feel free to stop by or email for an appointment at a time that works for you.
(845) 257-3774