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Northwestern University Library's resources on art history include art, architecture, design, fashion, animation, photography, and related areas.
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Books and Journals in the Art Collection

Northwestern University Library's Art Collection is focused on art, architecture, design, photography, and related visual arts. Collection strengths include 19th- and 20th-century Western art and architectural serials.

All titles are in the NUcat Library catalog.

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


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

Digital images

  • Northwestern University Digital Image Library (DIL)
    Northwestern's digital image database houses the Visual Media Collection digitization project and the Saskia Art Images collection. The DIL allows faculty to create, present, and share image presentations with the ability to add personal images. DIL image collections are available for use by Northwestern University faculty and students, for teaching and research purposes.
  • ARTstor
    More than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Contributors include international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
  • JSTOR - Caption Search
    Select "caption" in Advanced Search mode.
  • Oxford Art Online - Images Only Search
    Check the "Search Only: Images" box in the upper right to limit your search.

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Academic Departments


Department of Art History
Kresge Hall Room 3-400
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2208
Phone: 847-491-3230 E-mail:
Department website:

Department of Art Theory and Practice
Kresge Hall Room 3-400
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2208
Phone: 847-491-7346
Department website:

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-4000
Museum website:

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