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This Guide gives an overview of resources that can be useful in Art classes.

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Top Sources

Here's a list of starting points for finding Art resources. Use the tabs across the top of this guide to find more specific types of sources.

   ArtLex Art Dictionary: More than 3600 art terms defined, many with images included

Digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture,                humanities, and social sciences. Access from off-campus with MYSVC Login

 Google Art Google Art Project allows you to see the collections of dozens of art galleries from  around the world.
 Art:21 DVD series focusing on contemporary art and artists. Check it out from the Library Circulation Desk.
Smarthistory   Smarthistory - free, online art history site.


Encyclopedia of World Art

17 volume set in Mount Vernon and Whidbey library Reference Collection.

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