Art and Architecture History: Getting Started

Northwestern University Library's resources on art history include art, architecture, design, fashion, animation, photography, and related areas.

Key Databases

Books and Journals in the Art Library

Northwestern University's Art Library collects materials on art, architecture, design, photography, and related visual arts. The collection is especially strong on 19th- and 20th-century Western art and it contains many rare periodicals on the history of architecture.

All titles are in WorldCat and the NUcat Library catalog.

To find titles located within the Art Library in the library catalog, click on the "Choose More Limits" button at the lower right of the initial search box before entering search terms in NUcat. Choose "ART Collection (Deering Library)" from the Library Location menu.

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Contact the Art Collection

Academic Departments

Department of Art History
Suite 4400
1800 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, Illinois

Department of Art Theory and Practice
640 N Lincoln St.
Evanston, Illinois

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, Illinois

Research Basics

View these brief video tutorials to get started with your research:

Building Keywords

Keywords and Library Databases

Subject Databases

Examining Citations

Using Citations

Subject Specialist

Karyn Hinkle
Art Library
Martin Reading Room
3rd floor of Deering Library
Website / Blog Page

Subject Specialist

Cara List
Art Collection
Deering Library, 3rd Floor
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
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