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Course & Subject Guides

Fine Arts : Bradford Campus

This guide supports related courses and areas of inquiry.

Library Home Page

 University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh

Use this link to access articles, books, ebooks, audio books,

videos, databases, newspapers, etc.

Accessing Books & Ebooks

  1. Visit
  2. In main search box, type in topic, title, or author.
  3. Enter.
  4. Using filters on left hand side - choose "books/ ebooks." 
  5. Click book title.
  • Print Books: Check availability.
    • Locate book if it is in our library.  Or, request it be delivered to our library.
    • If using "Get It," request pick up at Bradford Campus.
    • You can also request books through Interlibrary Loan or EZBorrow - just ask one of us!
    • Books are delivered within 3-4 days.  It is easy!
  • E Books: Click the title, then click "E Book." 
    • Also, apply the filter "online only" to eliminate print copies within search.

Accessing Databases


"What is a database?"

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"A database in its simplest form typically consists of a single file containing multiple records...

...each of which has data for a particular set of fields" (Oxford English Dictionary 2017)

Databases are digital collections of any kind of material.

To locate art related databases:

Follow this path: 

  2. A-Z Databases 
  3. Search By Subject 
  4. Art and Architecture

OR click this link:  Art & Architecture Databases