Our library has a significant number of books on visual arts. Identify important words/phrases on your topic. Also try standard search terms that librarians use to specify formats or sub-topics.
-- in art
-- pictorial works
Search the Library Catalog to find books on our shelves and online.
- when you need a lot of information on a topic
- to put your topic in context with other important issues
- to find historical information
- to find summaries of research to support an argument
- to lead you to related research and experts
- to add depth to a research topic
Regardless of the format
-- print or electronic --
books have a place in research.