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Art 150, 151, 152: Painting I, II, III: Library Resources

Search for books in the library

Quick search of the EdCC Library Catalog

Go to the full catalog: EdCC Library Catalog


The EdCC library organizes its print items by Library of Congress call number.  If you are looking for books about painters, go to the N section of the library and browse these areas:

N   - Fine Arts
ND - Painting
NX - Arts in General

For a full list of results, search the catalog using keywords, such as artists' names (Picasso, Kahlo, Kadinsky), art movements (impressionism, cubism), or type of painting (watercolor, acrylic, portraits, landscape, etc)

Search for articles

Search for articles in magazines, newspapers or journals in the databases listed here.  Many articles are available full-text and can be printed, saved or emailed. 

If you need help using the databases from off-campus, go to the Off Campus Log On page.

Search tips

When searching a periodical database, your goal is to get a reasonable number (around 50) of highly relevant articles.  To do this, use the Advanced Search feature to combine the name of your artist with and other descriptive words.  For example:

•  georgia o'keefe AND landscape

•  jacob lawrence AND harlem renaissance

•  picasso AND paintings

TIP:  After you type the name of your artist in the box, change the drop down menu on the right to "Person" or "People"

Other ways to focus your searches:

√ Check the box that will limit your results to academic journals only

√ Check the box that will limit your results to full-text articles only

  Use their "Suggested Topics" or "Find More Like This" feature