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ARHI.3520-081: Contemporary Art and Culture

Library Databases for Art, Architecture, Photography

Using Article Quick Search

Article Quick Search is the name of the search engine for the library's journal content. It includes both titles the library owns and some it does not. If the library does not have access to an article, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Be sure first that the library does not own the title!

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How to Search for Art Content in the Library Catalog

Exhibition & Collection Catalogs
          Museum Catalogs

             Perform an author search using the name of the museum or gallery.

            Use a keyword search adding "handbook," "guide" or "collection" to the name of the museum.
            example: Smart Museum of Art collection 

          Exhibition Catalogs
             For catalogs that  feature the works of individual artists, search for the artist's name as a keyword or               subject with the word "exhibitions"

Exhibition venues are often named in subject terms, for example, Musee du Louvre.
Try searching by publisher for gallery catalogs, for example, Gagosian Gallery.

-adapted from University of Chicago Library