Visual 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
Indigenous Peoples Day exhibit
Exhibit: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Education Library

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Visit the display in the Education Library for resources that celebrate the diverse cultures, history, and achievements of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations Peoples.

Love is Love Exhibit
Exhibit: Love is Love, Stauffer Library

For the month of June, Stauffer Library’s Love is Love exhibit highlights LGBTQ+ resources from the collection. Be sure to check out our e-books too:

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