Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education Resources

VCFA offers the following resources useful to the Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education scholar.

These resources offer both full text and abstracts of hundreds of scholarly works. If you find an article that is outside of our subscriptions, contact us and we can get the article to you through our robust interlibrary loan system.

Art Full Text

An Unmatched Resource for Art Research: Featuring full-text articles, indexing and abstracts from an array of publications, this database is a robust resource for art students and art historians. Beyond art studies, Art Full Text rounds out the research experience for those engaged in a multitude of related fields including women's studies, media studies, cultural studies, history and more. In addition to providing full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, Art Full Text provides high-quality indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and art dissertations and indexing for hundreds of thousands of art reproductions.

With full-text coverage dating back to 1977, this database also contains resources such as books by and about artists, artist materials and methods, artist interviews and profiles and a database-specific thesaurus.

Journals of interest available through Art Full Text:

Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education

Art Education

Australian Art Education

International Journal of Education through Art

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Studies in Art Education

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ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is the world's most widely used index to educational-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement and is administered by the U.S. National Library of Education (NLE). ERIC is the largest education database in the world-containing over 1.5 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books.

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