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Art: Welcome!

Use this guide to locate books, articles, web sites, and other resources pertaining to art.

What do you need?

The library has access to many resources--not just books--to help you locate the information you need.

First, decide what you are looking for.

Are you interested in a general overview of a topic? Or biographical information on a contemporary artist? Or specific information on Cubism?

Once you have defined your topic, it is much easier to determine where you should go to get the information.

If you need help defining your topic email me at

Off Campus Access

To access the library's databases from OFF CAMPUS use your Westmont email username and password to log-in.

What if you need a resource that is not available at Voskuyl Library?

Is there a book, article, thesis, working paper, or other resource that you need but it's not available at Westmont?

Borrow it through our free Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art Video by Philip Scott Johnson

Electronic Resources for Art

We now have Benezit Dictionary of Artists, which provides access to artist's biographical information, museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition information, and auction records.

Art in PrintBack issues and current issues are both available for download. To search full content from off campus, you will need a user name and password. Email for this information.

New York Times Historical Newspapers (1851-2009)

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Your Librarian

Sarah Stanley
Voskuyl Library 306