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Art of Los Angeles

Find resources related to art and art history in Los Angeles via the CSUN Library.

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Search for electronic textbooks & ebooks in the library catalog using OneSearch by applying the search filter "Available Online at CSUN"

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Before you begin your search, compile a list of potential keywords related to your topic. For example:

  • Artists such as Ed Ruscha 
  • Styles and movements such as Art Deco
  • Locations such as Gallery Row
  • Works such as Urban Light

To search phrases or titles with multiple words, use quotation marks. Putting these terms in quotes means that the words will be searched as a phrase rather than each word separately. For example:

  • "Arts and Crafts Movement"
  • "San Fernando Valley"

Combine keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic. For example:

  • "Los Angeles" AND graffiti

Combine keywords with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. For example:

  • "Watts Towers" OR Towers of "Simon Rodia"


These sample keywords lead to items in the library for that topic AND Los Angeles:

These sample keywords lead to items in the library for that topic AND Los Angeles:

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