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Researching Contemporary Artists: Finding books

Researching Contemporary Artists

This guide will help you find information on contemporary artists, artists groups, photographers, crafts people, designers, and design firms.

The online catalog

The Gund Library's catalog is part of a shared catalog with CWRU and CIM. After you get the results to your search, if you want to know only what is in the Gund Library, you will need to modify the search to limit your results to CIA's library. 

CIA patrons may borrow books from the CWRU and CIM libraries.

Finding books

Use the library’s online catalog to search the name of the person, group or firm as a SUBJECT to find books and one-person exhibition catalogs. To find books written by them, search their name as an AUTHOR.  You might find additional books and exhibition catalogs if you search the name as a KEYWORD.

Are the items you want unavailable? Check the OhioLINK catalog and request the items be sent to the CIA Library for you.

From the reference collection

There are many items in the library's reference collection that can be useful when researching contemporary artists. The following are good to start with: