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A Guide To Art Education / Art Therapy Materials


The UFind Online Catalog is used to find books about a particular person or subject. Some general subject headings for art education and art therapy are:


Art Therapy

Communication in Art

Occupational Therapy

Art Therapists


Many headings have subheadings that describe a book's contents in more detail. Some examples of these are:


Art--Study and Teaching

It is a good idea to check all subdivisions under a subject heading to be certain you do not overlook material that might be useful. To find other headings, you can search in the UFind catalog using the browse subject command options.

To locate books beyond those in t he UFind catalog, search I-Share (the state-wide catalog) or WorldCat (First Search link). WorldCat provides citations to books and other materials in nearly 72,000 libraries in 171 countries.

Books having L and N call numbers are located on the third floor of the Library on the north (rear) side. Books with R call numbers are also on the third floor. Oversized books (folios) are located on the second floor behind and west of the videotape collection.


The following indexes cover art education and/or art therapy periodicals:

Online Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)

Art Full Text (Wilson)

Historical New York Times


Newspaper Source (EBSCO)


PsycINFO (Ovid)


Science Direct (Elsevier)

Other Recommended Online Sources

Dissertation Abstracts(Ask a
Librarian to acess for you)

Professional Development Collection

GROVE Art Online

Internet Search ( Google )

Saskia Art Image Collection


The Electronic Journals (SFX) search option from the Library homepage should be checked to ensure that Lovejoy Library has the particular journal issue needed. If the Library doesn't have the journal you need, articles from the journal can be requested through Interlibrary Loan .

Most art education and art therapy periodicals from 1990 through current issues are shelved on south end of the second floor. Most pre-1990 issues are kept in storage and can be requested from the Circulation Desk for delivery usually within 24 hours. All are shelved alphabetically by title.


There are a number of useful resources in the Reference Collection. Check materials in the L, N, and RC call number ranges. The Library offers the Dictionary of Art, 34 vols., New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 1996 (Ref. N 31 .D5 1996). Counseling and Therapy on Video and The
NLM Gateway website for useful resources for art therapists.

E-books are now available for some art therapy and art-related titles. EBL, ebrary, Credo Reference, Books @Ovid, and SpringerLink are worth investigating for relevant e-books. Many of these titles are also cataloged in UFind and linked from there.

See the Fine Arts Librarian, Therese Dickman (618-650-2695), if you have any questions.

Therese Dickman's email :

Lovejoy Library homepage: ( )

Updated 8/30/2011 TZD

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