Edgar A. Thronson Library

Library Services

Our collection is focused primarily on fine and applied arts in support of the curriculum and includes books, periodicals, videos, DVDs and sound files.  The electronic resources provide students access to articles from over 600 art and design publications, scholarly introductions to artistic periods, artist biographies as well as high-quality images.  All of these electronic resources are available to students anywhere with an internet connection and in the library from any of its nine computer stations.  In addition to these computer research stations, the library also provides wireless access, a printer, three color scanners, a black and white copier and comfortable study space.

To help students effectively utilize these resources the Library Director is available to provide reference assistance, in-class instruction and to work with students individually.  Materials not available within our collection may be requested through Interlibrary loan or by visiting one of the many library collections in this area; including Wilmington Institute Library, Delaware Historical Society Research Library, Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur Library, and the University of Delaware.

Finding Books
Library Catalog 

Finding Images

Finding Articles
Oxford Art Online
ArtSource + Humanities Source

Finding Citations
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

Library Browse Guides 

Fine Arts 
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Fundamentals of Academic Writing
Robin Hood & King Arthur
Alice in Wonderland

Can’t Find What You Need? 
Interlibrary Loan request 
Purchase request
Request Library Instruction 

Information Literacy
How to read library call numbers
DCAD Library search tip sheet
Is a book or article scholarly?


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