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Fine Arts: Recommended Resources

A research guide for finding Music, Theater, Performing Arts and Visual Arts resources in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians.

Suggested Databases for Fine Arts Articles

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Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

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Print and Electronic Books in our Library

Locating Books

The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for all subjects related to fine arts. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

730s - Sculpture and related arts, including ceramics, metalwork, and carvings

740s - Graphic arts and decorative arts, including drawing, textile art, interior decoration, glass, furniture, crafts, mixed media, copy art, typographical designs, calligraphy, comic books, graphic novels, and cartoons 

750s - Painting and paintings, including color, the human figure, nature, cityscapes, and mythology

760s - Printmaking

770s - Photography, computer art, cinematography, and videography

780s - Music, including types of instruments, vocal music, scores, recordings, composition, techniques, types, and composers

790s - Recreation and performing arts, including public performance, motion pictures, radio, television, scripts, stage presentations, musicals, operas, and  types of dance

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Julie Tulba
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