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This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in visual arts. It includes helpful pages and links to connect with contemporary art journals, art databases, exhibition reviews, images, and more!

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Connecting to Library Resources

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  • For help with your VPN connection and more information, click here.

Need Research Help?

You can always make an appointment the visual arts librarian (Jenna Dufour) by clicking here. Appointments can be made virtually or in-person. I'm here to help!

Special Collections & Archives at UCI Libraries

UCI Special Collections and Archives (SCA) houses the university’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, born-digital files, and other unique materials.  For more information, please visit the Special Collections & Archives website. Collections that may interest you include:

At the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center, UCI Libraries leads a community-focused effort to preserve and catalog local culture. The Center provides training/guidance elated to the practice of oral history and historical documentation, rooted in the principles of community-centered archives partnerships. Learn more about the collections by clicking any of the links below:

SC&A Resource Highlight: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California