Art and Art History: Recommended Resources

Art and art history research at Virginia Tech considers works of art and artists in historical, cultural, social, and political contexts. The Art + Architecture Library, located at 100 Cowgill Hall, houses the main collection for materials on art and art

This Research Guide supports the Studio Art and Art History programs at Virginia Tech which equips emerging artists with critical thinking skills, visual and cultural literacy, tools to communicate their ideas, and an understanding of the history of western art. 

E-Books

The libraries e-book collections are all accessible through Discovery or curated by subject in the links below. Use the ebook search tool to find online access to specific titles. 

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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent o the mailing address listed on your account.