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Art and Design: Home

Resources for the fields of Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Printing, and Sculpture.

Cowles Catalog Search

Find Journals

This form allows you to browse the tables of contents of scholarly journals and choose full text articles. To search for articles across multiple journal titles, use SuperSearch.

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)


Here are electronic resources that are primarily focused on the field of architecture.

The Design Box

The Design Box contains web sites for organizations, associations, and other resources relating to Graphic Design.


Here are web resources focusing on the art of sculpture, including important exhibitions, individual pieces and educational sources, both visual and textual.

Photography and Video

The web is a major source for visual images. Here is a listing of those that pertain to the production of photographic images and video.

Printing and Printmaking

In this box are listed sources relating to the art of printmaking and printing.

Digital Library Resources

What You May Find Here

On this page you will find links to resources relevant to the study of art and art history at Drake University. There are also links to the Department of Art and Design. In addition to databases and search engines provided by the library, there is a broad range of electronic resources selected by the librarian responsible for this page. The fields of Art (including Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, and Video), Art History, and Design are covered. As well, there are certain tools which may aid you in compiling your research project. The page is updated periodically and every effort is made to keep the information found here current.


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Key Art & Design Research Databases

Art History

Other Collections and Museum Web Sites

Here you will find links to the web sites of specialized digital collections of art from museums and open access databases.

Subject Guide

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Bart Schmidt
Subjects: Art & Design, History


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