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Art & Architecture: Art & Architecture

Use this research guide to find information on art and architecture in books, library databases, and the Web


Art & Architecture 

Research Guide


This Research Guide will help you find information in books, library databases, and websites.

The Road Meanders

van Gogh, Vincent, The Road Menders, 1889, Oil on canvas;
29 x 36 1/2 in.; 73.66 x 92.71 cm. Acquired 1949. Paintings, 0799, Dutch.
Source: The Philips Collection


Use the library Search to look for books on specific subjects.

Books that check out are on the 2nd floor of the library.  You'll find books on art and architecture in the 700s.  Don't forget to check the Oversize Collection for "coffee table-sized" books.

Reference books are on the 1st floor. They are often good starting points for research. Here are some examples:

Getting Research Help

There are several of ways to get research help.

Librarians are happy to help 24/7.

Library Databases

The Library subscribes to a variety of databases which contain quality information for student research.  The following databases will be especially useful researching art and architecture topics: 

Non-Western Art - ProQuest Searching


Writing and Citing Help

Writing and Citing Help

Citing content from ARTstor

ARTstor Help - Citing - outlines pertinent information to be used in citation of various types of ARTstor images

Citing Images Using MLA Style - from Collin College, includes example of an image from ARTstor

Can't Find It at SCC?

When you use the search box on the SCC Library webpage you will retrieve materials that are available at both Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College.  Click the “Get it” link and sign in to your account in order to request books from the SFCC Library.  Click the Partner Libraries tab to see materials that are available from Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, and other institutions that are participants in the Washington Idaho Network library consortium.  You can also request books from those libraries.

If you find a reference to a book or journal article that does not seem to be available at SCC or at any of our partner libraries we can still get it for you.  You can request an interlibrary loan and we'll find the item for you wherever it's available.  Keep in mind that it could take ten days to two weeks for the item to arrive if it's in a library outside the Spokane area.