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Art Research: Books & Dissertations

Main Research Guide for Library Resources used in Art History, Studio Art, and Visual Studies

Find Books

Library Catalogs
ANTPAC--The UCI Libraries catalog. Visual Arts Books are located on the third floor of the Langson Library.
Find books, journals, course reserves and more...
How to Find a Book
ANTPAC Search Help
Ask a Librarian
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Library. Please check ANTPAC before requesting an ILL.
Melvyl--Search all of the University of California campuses of Libraries Worldwide. 
Search UC Irvine Libraries and beyond

Advanced Search Search with WorldCat
The Library of Congress Classification List can be used to refine searches by providing appropriate terminology. Additionally, the call number for a classification can be browsed in ANTPAC by searching under Call & Other Numbers and selecting LC Call Number. 

Find Online Books

Google Books--Use to discover books on your topic. Use the left side bar to find if the book is in the library. Use advanced search to limit to full text or full view only.

Hathi Trust--The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations.
UC Press E-Books Collection--includes almost 2,000 books from 1982-2004 from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.
Open Library--Over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions. A project of the Internet Archive.

Find Dissertations

Digital Dissertations--Find dissertations as well as selected masters' theses. 

Requests via Interlibrary Loan--Use this form to request dissertations not held by UCI nor available full text. 

College Art Associations Dissertations Online--Titles are submitted once a year by each Art History/Visual Studies PhD-granting institution.