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Art + Design

A subject guide to research for West Chester University's Art + Design Department


Our OneSearch tool is great for Art and Design research, because it automatically searches for books and articles from multiple databases (Art Full Text, Art Source, and JSTOR).

Databases for articles

ARTstor and Oxford Art Online are important art resources, but don't work well with OneSearch.  It's better to search them directly.

These databases for Art and Design scholarly journal articles are included in OneSearch, but searching them directly allows you to do more sophisticated searching than OneSearch allows.


You can search for art and design books either in OneSearch (just limit to books on the left) or using the library's VuFind catalog.  Just a warning, almost all art and art history books are still published only in a physical/print format.  You will find graphic design books in digital editions, but for everything else you will need to make a trip to the library.

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