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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

Questions about research, citation, login, or other?

 Contact a librarian any time!

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: 


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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.  Sign ino your account in order to request books from the SFCC Library.  Change the dropdown menu from CCS Libraries to Partner Libraries to see materials tthat are available at Gonzaga University and a few other area institutions.

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.