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Art Resources

This guide will help you get started finding resources related to the visual arts, including painting, photography, and architecture. There are also resources related to the history of art throughout various time periods and geographic regions.

Find It

Print materials are unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.                        

The library offers several eBook collections.

HELM Logo Search the new HELM Catalog to find books and other materials available from the STCC Library and other community college libraries.

Databases are electronic collections of journal articles, newspaper articles, educational films, e-books, and more organized for ease and speed of your search and retrieval.

Most Popular Databases:
New & Trial Databases:

Academic Search Premier

CINAHL Complete

Ferguson's Career Center

Films on Demand

MyBib (new)

Opposing Viewpoints 

Streaming Video Databases

   Chronicle of Higher Education (NEW)

    Academic Search Complete (NEW)

    Associate Programs Source Plus (NEW)

    Business Source Complete (NEW)

    Profile: Literary Reference Center (NEW)

    Social Work Reference Center (NEW)




Follow the link below to find print and electronic popular, trade, and scholarly journals and magazines available at the STCC Library.

Browse the Stacks!

Not sure where to start?  Try browsing the stacks. You might find something you know and love, or you might find something totally new! The stacks are organized by call number, and each call number range represents a particular subject. This means that books on the same topic will be located in the same general area.


Books on art, art history, architecture, and design are located in the call number range in the 2nd floor stacks.  

Featured Art Books

Artists on Art

Be inspired by artists' own writings about art, art theory, criticism, and the art world. Most of these books are primary sources. The dates in parentheses refer to the original publication date of the source.