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Art Resources

Guide to art resources at UH

Find books, videos, and other library holdings

Search the catalog for resources held in the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, as well as electronic resources.  Click on Advanced Search to search multiple University of Houston libraries and for more robust search options.

Key Terms

When searching a particular artist use his or her proper name or put the last name, first name when searching in the Subject field of a catalog. 

When searching a style or movement, expand your search using a *.  Searching for Impression* will bring up Impressionist, Impressionistic, and Impressionism. 

When searching a period, use multiple terms for more complete results.  For example, use:

  • 13th century
  • Thirteenth century
  • 13th c.
  • Middle Ages
  • Medieval
  • Dark Ages

Expanding your search with multiple search terms also works well when searching a technique, concept, or other art term

Find Streaming Videos

UH researchers may access an increasingly large collection of streaming videos through databases and streaming servers.  The titles may be found in the catalog or researchers may elect to search the databases themselves.  Streaming servers may be accessed through the library catalog and website.  (Links below.) A CougarNet ID is required to view the films. 

         Ancient Cave Art-Chauvet, France  Statue of Khafre-Rebirth of a King  Parthenon Marbles-Metopes and Frieze  Byzantium: Beyond the Clicha with Professor Mavroudi of UC Berkeley                       Gothic Churches in the Holy Roman Empire  Titian and Raphael.  Rembrandt and Vermeer.  Edouard Manet                     Vincent Van Gogh: A Life Devoted to Art  Kandinsky  Cubism  Rene Magritte                     Jackson Pollock  Andy Warhol  What is minimalism : the American perspective 1958-1968.  Joan Jonas : reanimation.