ART 404: History of African and Oceania Art: Getting Started

Research is a process

Face Mask Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. No. 1996.12.12.

Art Collections on the Web 


IMAGE Project (CSU)

IMAGE provides access to CSU collections of images used for education and research. The collections currently available include CIELO (3,000 art and architecture images for 1st year courses), and the World Art Database (24,000 images of art and culture from around the world).


A digital archive containing nearly 500,000 world art and architecture images. Requires Sun Java 1.3 and Flash Player 6.


Grove's Dictionary of art (34 v.) Location: Reference Room N31.D5 1996 and online

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Location: Reference Room ML100 .N48 2001 and online

Encyclopedia of architecture (5 v.) Location: Reference Room NA31 E59 1988.

Encyclopedia of world art (17 v. 1968)  Location: Reference Room N31 E533

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Art (5 v.) Location: FLOOR3 N33 M33

Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life1996 v.2

Encyclopedia of World Cultures. David Levinson, editor in chief. Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1991-1996 v. 7-8

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Only current CSUN students, faculty and staff can access our databases from off campus. To access the databases from off campus, click the name of the database. You will then see a screen asking you to log in, using your CSUN User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to the portal).

An alternative is to download and use the campus Virtual Private Network. This allows you to use your computer as if it was on campus. The VPN also supports uploading files to your campus udrive.

For more information, see Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus and the Library's Copyright Statement (in particular, the Appropriate Use of Oviatt Library's Electronic Resources section).

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