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Visual Art (Practice Based Art)

This guide will help you find resources for practice based visual art in the University of Melbourne Library

Tips for finding articles


Online Databases:

  • Discovery cross-searches a large number of databases. Use the Advanced Search for the best results.
  • Proquest Central is similar to Discovery, searching across multiple databases.
  • Google Scholar is a convenient search tool but you need to set up your Google Scholar preferences to search effectively. When linked, Google Scholar will display Find It@UniMelb links next to articles that are available online. 

 The most relevant subject-specific databases and journals are listed below.  


 Use the BrowZine app to follow journals and get notifications on new issues and published articles. 

Art Databases

Using Advanced Google Search

Use the site or domain limiter in Google Advanced Search to quickly find information on websites and online publications.

For example:

Limit search results to only show results from e-flux by including or Frieze using in your search. 

Screenshot of Google search of "sol lewitt"

Art Research Journals

ArtsHub & ScreenHub

Multidisciplinary databases

Article Requests

Found an article that looks great? Can't find it online? It's not available in print at the Southbank Library? It is available in print at another branch library? You can request a scanned copy via:

Students and staff are also eligible to request resources via Interlibrary Loans

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