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Find resources and conduct research in art via the Oviatt Library.

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New to your topic? Search for it in Oxford Art Online.

Oxford Art Online is an online encyclopedia and a great place to get background information in the visual arts. It includes entries on artists, genres and subject terms.

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When you search for resources, you're likely going to find a lot of information... but is it reliable? You will need to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. Try evaluating the resource on the following five factors:

  • Currency - is it current? Is currency important for the topic?
  • Relevance - is it relevant to your assignment? Who is the audience?
  • Authority - is the author/creator an expert on the subject?
  • Accuracy - is the information supported by evidence?
  • Purpose - is it biased? Is the resource trying to sell you on something?

Try evaluating these websites using the CRAAP Test:

Using OneSearch

Our catalog and article search has been combined into a new OneSearch platform. Here you can search for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.

You can narrow your search results under the Refine My Results and Resource Type headings by choosing a Resource type such as books, ebooks or articles.

Can't Find the Book You Need Here? Get It From Another CSU Library

Interlibrary Loan - Getting Books from Non-CSU Libraries

Interlibrary Loan is a service that lets you request items (books, articles, etc.) that are not owned by Oviatt Library. Details and links to the online request form are available. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and around the world. Includes books, music CDs, videos, digital content, and article citations, available in many languages.

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