Skip to main content

LSC-Tomball Community Library research guides banner

Art: Get Started ...

This Art Research Guide will help you find books, eBooks, articles, audio-visuals and web contents in a variety of topics related to Art.

Writing Tips

Writing about art is different from other essays, you must learn to describe and analyze what you see. The library has many books that will walk you through the process of critiquing art. Search the Library Catalog in the subject search box, type in the term art criticism. You can also check out these sites: 

Ask a Librarian!

Though the library is physically closed, Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.

To access the databases, enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card when prompted.  No college ID or library card? Use your myLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login when prompted before entering a database.

Have a question? Ask us!

     Chat with a Librarian


               Email us:

                     SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488



Background Information

For background information, definition of a term, and biographies, you can use these resources:

  • Smarthistory: Art History on Khan Academy
    Smarthistory is a leading resource for the study of art and cultural heritage put together by Khan Academy.
  • Art History |
    "Art history the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts; that is genre, design, format, and style. The study includes painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, furniture, and other decorative objects..."

Google Arts & Culture   Free Web 
(Google) A collaborative project of Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries to include over 30,000 works of art from sculpture to architecture and drawings, all in one page.

Citation Help

APA Style Guide

APA Style7 Guide for References List and In-text citation

Chicago Style Manual

Notes & Bibliography Citation Guide
This guide provides examples and tips on how to cite sources in the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

Notes & Bibliography Overview
View this handout for a more detailed explanation of how to use the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

MLA Style Guide