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Art, Architecture, and Photography

Resources on the study of fine arts and architecture. 

Library of Congress Call Number Ranges: 

Art, Architecture: N-NZ

Photography: TR


Important Resources

This collection includes sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories to help find brief explanations and general information about terms and concepts in Art and Architecture.

Reference Sources in Art and Architecture (located on the 2nd floor)

Online Reference Sources in Art and Architecture

Want More Pictures? Try the ARTstor Database


ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and science. The pictures come from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. ARTstor is available on McDermott Library's database page.

Even More Images and Art Information

Oxford Art Online provides access to authoritative  reference works including Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as thousands of online images, articles, and bibliographies. Access Oxford Art Online from the Library's database page.

Featured Database: THE VOGUE ARCHIVE

This database is a searchable archive of Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's commercial artists, stylists, and photographers and is a unique record of fashion, culture, advertising, and society from the dawn of the twentieth-century to the present day. The Vogue Archive is available on McDermott Library's database page.