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Fine Arts

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Librarians are here to help you.That's what we do!

1 - Call Us
      Reference Desk 716-888-8411

      List of Librarians

2Text Us

3 - Ask A Librarian (Online Chat)
      Feeling shy? Studying in the middle of the night? Use our online chat reference service available 24/7.
      Or try Text A Librarian at 716-226-1360.

4 - Book A Librarian
Schedule an individual reference session with a librarian. Get all of your research questions answered and keep your paper
     and reference list on the right track.

Hours and Calendar

Check here for our current hours and holiday hours. 

Interlibrary Loan:
If you need an article that Canisius does not own or one we only have in print, place a request 
through our Interlibrary Loan Service. We can borrow materials for you from libraries across the country or scan articles we own here.



Call 888-8411


Library Reserves

Did your professor put materials on Reserve for your class?

By course

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Make the most of your library

The Canisius University Library has a lot of great resource material and people to help you find what you need. Please ASK if you need assistance.  For those interested in Fine Arts be sure to explore the many collections available for your use. 

Main Floor:  Reference Books, , DVD and VHS, Circulating Books call number R-Z, Database Access, and Reserves

Second Floor: Circulating Books call number A-K, and the College Archives/Special Collections

Basement: Circulating Books call number L-Z, Bound Periodicals and Microfilm/microfiche

Canisius is a member of ConnectNY (a consortium of libraries within New York State whose members have created a combined catalog of their collections). Circulating books are requestable by current students, faculty and staff.

Do not forget to check out other related guides


Something fun about the topic

Check out the Artcyclopedia

Where to find articles

Looking for journal articles? Try one of these:

JSTOR - full text articles on many disciplines including music and art

Oxford Art online - Includes Grove Art Online

Project Muse - full text articles in the humanities and social sciences

Biography Reference Bank - Do not let the name fool you. Search on the name of an artist or musican to see both biogrpahical information as well as articles wbout their works.

New books

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Where to find books

Try searching using the name of your artist as a subject last name, first name

Ex: Munch, Edvard