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Get Started: Art Reference
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University of Washington Libraries
This guide offers the top recommended resources for Art, Art History, and Design.
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Oxford Reference Online: Art & Architecture
Multiple art reference works related to art terms, artists, styles, movements, etc.
The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
Art Full Text
Search for articles in fine, decorative and commercial art and related fields plus full text coverage of over 300 journals going back to 1995.
International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Database focused on Western art history. Subjects covered include: European art since late antiquity, American art since the colonial period, Global art since 1945, Folk art, Decorative art, and Archaeology.
145 Hutchinson / 101 Art Building
206-685-3693 / 206-685-8562
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Art Collection Guidelines
These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Art collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).
College Art Association Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts
Provides visual-arts professionals with a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials.
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