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Guide to research and writing in the visual arts and museum studies
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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New Resources

Did you know? The library provides you with online access to the Vogue Archive, which contains the entire run of Vogue magazine, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page is reproduced in high-resolution color images available to download in JPEG and PDF formats. You can also search the text of the magazine by keywords, dates, photographers, writers, etc.

Centropa: a journal of central European architecture and related arts (2001-); now available in the Current Periodicals section on the library's main floor



This guide is intended to help students in the visual arts conduct research using resources in the library and online. Use the tabs at the top of the page to access research and writing tips, links to art and architecture resources, images and other media.


Fernand Leger, J'ai seul la clef de cette parade, 20th century, lithograph with pochoir, 13x9.5"
Wetmore Print Collection, Connecticut College

Local Art

There are many opportunities in the region to experience art first-hand, from Connecticut College's campus art collection and adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum to museums easily accessible within an hour by train on either side of New London in New Haven and Providence. A little further afield, New York and Boston are home to many world-renowned art collections. The following links represent just a selection of these regional institutions in CT, RI, and MA:


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Arts Subject Specialist

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    Thinking About Graduate School?

    Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree program in the arts? The College Art Association (CAA) publishes annual directories now available free of charge as PDF downloads.

    Related Campus Guides

    Art, Art History, and Architectural Studies are interdisciplinary fields that often require research in several related subject areas.  The following guides created by other ConnColl Librarians may assist you further for your specific topic.


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