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Art Research

Reference Works

Reference Works are an ideal place for researchers at all levels to begin their work. Reference works offer the following types of information including: 

  • Provide introductory information
  • Explain background of topic
  • Highlight key terms
  • May assist with formulating a topic
  • Often provide bibliographies on their subjects for further research

Below, is a list of a few key Reference Works available at Queens College Libraries.

Books

OneSearch

OneSearch is the online catalog for Queens College Libraries. Search the catalog to find print and electronic books available at Queens College and other CUNY Libraries. 

WorldCat

WorldCat (World Catalog) is a comprehensive online catalog that includes collection holdings information for libraries across the United States and Canada, including much of Europe and select libraries from other parts of the world. WorldCat allows users to discover what library may own particular books outside of Queens College Libraries and other CUNY libraries

Articles

Similarly to finding books, you can search OneSearch to discover articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers available through Queens College Libraries.

OneSearch also provides the ability to search for specific journals, magazines, and newspapers. Searching using this feature will provide results for specific titles and if it is available through the library online or print.

Below, are a few Art specific databases available from Queens College Libraries that provide access full-text, abstracts, and indexing for journal articles.