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Art History: Getting Started

A Subject Guide for the School of Art History

Art and Art History Research at the AAU Library

Welcome to the Academy of Art Library guide for research on Art History. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information. Please use the informational tabs to find resources in different information categories. If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please contact Alissa Van Erp, the Art History subject specialist.

Interlibrary Loan with Link+

Link+ is a union catalog of over 9 million contributed holdings from participating libraries in California and Nevada. AAU students, faculty and staff can electronically request items not available at the AAU Library and have them delivered for check out. Link+ may be accessed directly at or by clicking the Search Link+ button on the library’s search pages. Link+ items will arrive at the AAU Library in 2 to 4 days and an email message will be sent letting you know they have arrived. The loan period for books is 21 days, with one 21-day renewal. There is no charge to request or borrow Link+ items.


painting of a woman under an umbrella

Marie Bashkirtseff, The Umbrella, 1883

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