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ART Visual Arts: Find Articles

This guide will help you find resources about visual arts.


These are good databases for starting your research in the visual arts. They can be accessed from off-campus computers using your LIU username and password.

Database Searching Tips

There is no standardized format for a database’s appearance or user interface. However, most databases offer similar search functionality.

  • Keyword searching is default on many databases.
  • Use important nouns as search words.
  • Try using synonyms of your search words: college, university, "higher education".
  • Avoid using common words: "a", "an","the","to","by", "of", etc.
  • Use double quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.
    Example: “embryonic stem cell”

Find Journals

Enter the name of a journal to find a list of databases that include full-text from a journal and/or those found in our LIU Libraries Periodicals Collections.