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Art & Design Resources: Painting & Drawing

Your guide to resources that can make researching in the visual arts easier. (Originally written by Heather Lowe of the Visual Resource Center.)

Recommended Library Databases

Web Resources

Museums and Galleries


Library books at CSUSB are cataloged with Library of Congress Subject Headings. To explore items catalogued under the subject of painting, you may want to use the following subjects in your searches: painting, painters, watercolour painting, and oil painting .

Though the online catalog is a great tool, sometimes it's helpful to go and browse the resources in the library. If you choose to do this, you might want to start in the following call number ranges: ND1130-1156 (general painting), ND49-813 (history of painting), ND1470-1625 (painting techniques and materials).

Selected Journals & Magazines

Parkett Art Magazine is available only in print in the VRC.

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