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Major Guides

Topic Guides

Class Guides


Artists' Books

coming soon!

Biomedical Art -- coming soon!

Caldecott Medal Winners



Citation Style Guide


Drawing -- coming soon!



Game Design




Health Hazards for the Artist


Graphic Design -- coming soon!

Making a Book


Illustration -- coming soon!

Money for Artists


Industrial Design

Myth & Symbols in Art


Interior Architecture -- coming soon!



Jewelry + Metals -- coming soon!

Researching CMA Objects


Painting -- coming soon!

Researching Contemporary Artists


Photography + Video 

Social Practice in Art & Design 


Printmaking -- coming soon!

Writing an Artist Statement


Sculpture + Expanded Media -- coming soon!



The Gund Library at the Cleveland Institute of Art hopes these guides will help you get started with your research. Is there a guide you think would be useful?  Contact the library to request guides on a specific topic or for a particular class.

Instructional Videos

Understanding Art Terms
ARTstor Account Set-up
An Introduction to Art Source
An Introduction to Material ConneXion



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