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Art Internet Resources: Intro

A broad spectrum of sites devoted to the visual arts

Dunagan Library E-Access

Some resources (e.g. Databases A to Z) provided by the University Library may require netid/password access from non-campus computers. An automatic prompt will occur for those resources that require this.  For any questions, please Ask a Librarian.


Basic Reference

Not intended to be a comprehensive list, but instead a list of basic but very good leased (e.g. commercially published) websites. Off site access restricted to UTPB users.



Research Help

Research Assistance Desk - Contact either
Bobbie Williams or
Miguel Chavez
phone: 432-552-2396
Email Research Assistance
Instruction (group and individual);
Research Help by Appointment
Bobbie Williams, Librarian
phone: 432-552-2407

Is It Protected by Copyright ?

Is it Projected by Copyright 
an American Library Association resource; a kind of "interactive" slider
Copyright - A Long, Brief Look
for more complete information

Art Resources

Covers art, architecture, pottery and ceramics, photography, visual literacy, virtual museums; book arts; comic arts and graphic novels.  Also web design and typography; crafts and some Mac links.

Italics--aka the <em> tag, and the <cite> tag--are used to indicate quotations from other reviewers as well as titles within a site description.


Order of Lists

A word about alphabetization of titles on the web.

While libraries have traditionally standardized entries so that looking for a last name was the preferred method of finding specific entries, the web approaches the matter differently. This is because the list function in html is used very frequently and that list function ignores the alphabet and leaves it up to the individual coder to make decisions.

Many lists on the web are alphabetized and like libraries' web lists tend to ignore initial articles--a, an, the. Thereafter most web sites tend to alphabetize by initial word--i.e. rather than looking for "Grant" you would see title a like "Ulysses S. Grant Web Page". However web page authors can pretty much name a page whatever they please--thus "Great Civil War General Grant" or "Civil War General Grant," each of which would place the entry in a different place on a list. This is why search engines evolved. But remember search engines give preference to the people who are paying them to advertise--yes, this includes Google.

Remember you can use the Search function at the top of each library web page to search within the Library Guide or the Library web site to discover whether it contains the information you are looking for.

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