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Suggested Ebooks

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers. RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Suggested Databases

 Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

 Art and Architecture Complete: Articles on art, new artists, contemporary art, reviews, and criticism.

 Art Index Retrospective: Citations for 55 years of art publications.

 Gale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

 Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

 History Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.

 JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

 Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.


Suggested Streaming Videos


What's on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Journals and Magazines in Print

  • Aesthetica
  • Art & Antiques
  • Art in America

Browse for Resources on the Shelves by Call Number

  • N 1 to NX 820 – Fine arts.
    • N 1 to N 9211 – Visual arts.
    • NA 1 to NA 9428 – Architecture.
    • NB 1 to NB 1952 – Sculpture.
    • NC 1 to NC 1940 – Drawing.
    • ND 25 to ND 3416 – Painting.
    • NE 1 to NE 3002 – Print media, including engraving and etching.
    • NK 1 to NK 9990 – Decorative arts, including arts and crafts, ceramics, etc.
    • NX 1 to NX 820 – Arts in general, including special subjects.

Suggested External Websites

Local Art Museums and Centers

National Art Galleries and Centers

Check these sites for online or virtual exhibits and other resources!

  • Getty, of the J. Paul Getty Trust, offers free access to digital resources in its collection that are either in the public domain or the rights to which are held by the Getty. Find images and videos under Museum: Collection and e-books under Publications: Virtual Library. Note that not all images are available, and not all e-books are free to read online or download; see more in its Art and research Collections; select Open Content for free images
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers video and exhibit images; also try the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, includes video and audio podcasts, images and other features.
  • National Gallery of Art offers information on exhibits with images and other multimedia available online.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts; click “explore” to see information on exhibitions, collection highlights, and artist profiles of women artists.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum includes online exhibits and multimedia resources.

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