These databases can be found on the Library Home Page through the Research Databases and then the Art & Design link under Databases By Subject on that page. Some of them are from the Literature & Language databases.
If you are having a hard time finding an image using an Images Database you can try any database in all different subject areas that contain PDF full text articles that will contain images. This list is just a few of the many databases the library subscribes to that will contain PDF full text articles. Click on the links to see a description of each database.
This is a list of currently received print magazines that you could look through for images in particular mediums or fine art in general.Click on the links to see the location of the current periodical. Use the call numbers on the linked catalog record to find an issue of one of these titles that is older than the past 1 or 2 years.
You can find those in the stacks at the call number listed, on the 3rd floor, back to 1980. If the year of the issue you want is older than 1980, it will be where the call number listed is usually found in the library on the 5th, 6th, or 7th floors. Or if is located in The Wittliff Collections, you can ask them to look at it.
For more information see the Periodicals guide handout.
Try searching our Start Your Research tool! It searches multiple databases for articles and the library catalog for books and other materials. This tool can be good if your topic is cross-disciplinary and you are looking for different types of materials like images!
After you do an intial search in the box pictured below, look to the right to see related images.
All exhibition catalogs are not kept in one place on any floor.
Try a search in the library catalog for the topic word, such as music, art, an artist's name, photography, history or a historical or cultural event with the word "and" and the word "exhibition". You don’t need the word “catalog” unless you really want to limit the results because there are some items with “catalog” in the subject heading. Using just the word “exhibition” will get you a lot more results as it is a more common subject heading with another subject. For example, searching the library catalog for "music and exhibition" will get you over 100 results which you could narrow down to just under 100 and only books that you can check out by limiting to Alkek General Collection. If you add the word "catalog" it narrows it down to under 30 so you may be missing some good ones by addiing the word "catalog".
You can also try these searches if you want more art museum related results: museum catalog exhibition OR art exhibition catalog OR "exhibition catalog". General call number areas for browsing include the regular size and Oversize Ns for art on the 6th floor, as well as the TRs for photography on the 7th floor. But for other subject areas such as culture, history, music, etc., you will want to use the library catalog or use our Ask a Librarian service. See map below for call number locations. Not all exhibition catalogs are browsable on the shelves. Some are in Secured Collections or Special Collections. You can ask to see these if you find one that looks interesting to you while doing a catalog search. If you have any questions please contact the Art & Design Librarian Tara Smith.
Below is a browsing map with different areas of inerest highlighted in yellow to use when you are looking for any image related subject, topic, or medium. Click on the image to download a printable PDF version of it and to see it better. :)
Do we own it?
Newspapers: Check online collections or search 3rd floor Microfilm shelves by Newspaper Title.
Microfilm, microfiche, and print journals and magazines published after 1980 are located on the 3rd floor.
Print Journals and magazines published before 1980 are shelved by call number on floors 5-7.
|Drawing & Illustration||NC|
|Graphic Arts & Computer Graphics||TR, NC, Z200|
|Jewelry Making||TS, TT|
|Painters & Painting||ND|
|Sculpture & Sculptors||NB|
|Costume design & History||TT, GT500-2370|
LinkSource checks our other database to find a copy of your article in one of our other databases.
Sometimes you'll see this image:
Log in to ILLiad to make an Interlibrary Loan request
Interlibrary Loan is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own.
This service is free to Texas State students, faculty, and staff. Typical turnaround for a book is 2 weeks. Turnaround time for articles varies depending on format (hard copy or electronic) but averages 2 to 3 days.