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You can also use this guide to help you find many resources Northwestern's Art Library has to offer. Located on the third floor of the historic Charles Deering Library, the Art Library features two public reading rooms and research space for faculty and graduate students in Art History.
Art History Research net (AHRnet) consists of 4 databases covering materials on all design with an international scope. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR) indexes the important design and applied arts journals published in the 20th century. Arts + Architecture ProFiles isa comprehensive dictionary of design and designers with profiles of those whose work is discussed in the DAR. ReVIEW containssearchable full-text versions of 19th and early 20th century art journals. Research Sources: 1. THE POSTER Contains extensive information on the Poster, including: A History of the Poster: a Bibliographical and Online Survey; digitizations of the most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between 1890s-1920s; and an International Directory of Poster Collections.
The database includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week (freely available online).
A multimedia art history resource with descriptions of various artists and art movements throughout art history, particularly useful for beginners coming to an art history topic (freely available online to all).
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