Searching the UArts Libraries Catalog

Books, exhibition catalogs, and videos are great sources for biographical, critical, and visual information on an artist.

Be aware that younger artists may not be represented in an entire book, but may be a part of a larger exhibition catalog or book chapter. If you don't find your artist by an author or subject search (remember: enter last name first in author/subject searches), do a KEYWORD SEARCH.

Online Catalog:

You can find a list of videos of previous "Food for Thought" lectures:

Do you want to know more about the artists and critics who take part in the annual Studio Art MFA "Food for Thought" lecture series?

Searching for Magazine/Newspaper/Journal Articles

While an Internet search will provide some information, be aware that many published, scholarly writings will not be included because they are not freely accessible online.

Subscription-based research tools bring published, authoritative articles and reviews, images, music, and reference to the UArts community. Find these resources by type and read descriptions at:

You can find articles on most of the "Food for Thought" visiting artists using:

  • Select the Browse mode by Subject and enter your artist's name (for example, Gutzeit, Fred or Edwards, Benjamin) to find articles in magazines such as Artforum International, Art On Paper, or Art in America,, among others. Note that EBSCOhost requires last name, comma, space, first name in the Browse mode.

  • To broaden your results, do a Basic Search, and check "also search within the full-text of the articles".

  • When at the record screen of one of your search results, look for a FULL-TEXT or PDF icon under the OmniFile database tab IN ORDER TO READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE.

  • If not available, select the 'LIBRARY OWNS?' icon to see if we have the journal/newspaper/magazine.

LexisNexis Academic
  • Search "jane marching" (for example) to find newspaper or newswire articles, as well as TV and radio broadcast transcripts.

Depending on the person, you might also want to try ARTbibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, or JSTOR. See the complete list of article databases at

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