Skip to Main Content

ARTT 4375: Pedagogy of Art Criticism, History & Aesthetics: Articles & Databases

A course guide to library research resources for Prof. Evans-Palmer's Art Criticism, History and Aesthetics students.

Reference Databases

Credo Reference  Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information. Has images and concept map too. See the tutorial below and more info about Credo Reference below.

E-Reference Sources at Alkek Library full list of our e-reference resources: full-text subject encyclopedias and dictionaries

Grove Art Online

Oxford Reference Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information

Google Scholar Search

NOTE! This will only give you access to scholarly articles that Alkek Library subscribes to if you are on campus! If you are off campus and want to use Google Scholar to search far articles that we have access to please use the library's Google Scholar proxy link which is located on the list of G databases on the Research Databases page

Google Scholar Search

Suggested Art & Design Databases for Finding Articles & Images

A little bit about databases:

  • They aren't free. The library subscribes to them, in other words, you can't get them via Google without paying.
  • They search for book and journal articles instead of webpages.
  • Each database has a different focus. Be careful to read the descriptions so you pick an appropriate database for your topic.
  • Be aware that sometimes the full text of articles may not be available in the database you're using, but it may be accessible in print or in another database. Ask a librarian if you aren't sure.
  • Search Periodical List or the library's catalog to see if full text is available elsewhere through the library.
  • If you are not in the library you will be prompted for your Texas State username and password.

Check the Databases list for more database descriptions and subject areas.

Art and Design Databases

These resources can be found on the Library Home Page through the Databases link and then under the Art & Design. Most of these are for finding articles. Also refer to the Library's Image Collections resources. If you are not in the library you will be prompted for your Texas State username and password. Use the Images tab on this guide for more about finding images.

Communication Studies Databases could also be another good source for articles since they can cover visual communication theories.


Education Databases

You could also check out our whole list of education databases for articles about art education, Here a couple of them:


Or 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.

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Tara Spies Smith