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
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Beginning Monday, Jan. 20, two undergraduate students, Alex Mustata (BA’23) and Julianna Taylor (BA’23), will be living, eating, and sleeping in Stauffer Library for seven consecutive days to raise funds and awareness for international literacy projects and gender equality in education.

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Call for Presenters: I@Q Undergraduate Conference

Share your research, creative projects, experiential learning experiences, and inquiry projects with the Queen's community. Undergraduate students from any discipline are invited to submit an abstract for the 14th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference to be held March 12 and 13, 2020 in...

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