Fine Art

The Fine Art (Visual Art) liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field.  Discipline and course specific research skill instruction can be provided. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials to support this program including books, journals and exhibition catalogues in print and/or electronic format, and databases, multimedia and streaming resources.   

Here are key starting points for your research in Fine Art (Visual Art).    

Art Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1984 - present
For 1907-1984 coverage see: Art Index Retrospective

Index to scholarly journal articles on art and related disciplines. Emphasis is on Western art.

Art Index Retrospective

Publication coverage: 1929 - 1984

Index to scholarly art journals and other materials published prior to 1985.

ARTbibliographies Modern

Publication coverage: 1974 - present

Indexes writing and research on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

Publication coverage: 1973 to 2007

Comprehensive index to European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Abstracts books, articles, conference proceedings, essays, dissertations, exhibition and dealers’ catalogues. Covers painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, architecture, crafts, decorative, applied, graphic, folk and popular arts. Citations with abstracts
  • Artforum International
  • Art in America
  • Art news
  • Border crossings
  • C magazine
  • Canadian art
  • Flash art
  • Fuse
  • Modern painters
  • Parkett
  • Sculpture
  • Women's art journal
Healthcare Quality session July 2019
Health Sciences Session Zeros in on Literature Searches

Earlier this summer, Health Sciences Librarian Paola Durando taught the important skill of literature searching to a class of 56 students in the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program. This is the third year Durando has taught this session.

QU Teaching and Learning
Open Scholarship Services Information Series

Queen’s University Library is offering an information series to introduce researchers to the services and expertise that support them throughout the life of their research and in their teaching.

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Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.