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A library guide to support studio practice in the fine arts of drawing, painting, sculpture and related disciplines

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This Library Guide will introduce you to resources to support your studio practice in the Fine Arts. The Caulfield Library holds an excellent collection of books, journals and multimedia to support your studio work. The Matheson Library at Clayton also holds relevant material. Students also have access to many online resources.

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Librarians and Learning Skills Advisers

Librarians assist students with:

  • how and where to start researching your topic
  • effective use of databases and the Internet
  • finding and evaluating information
  • using the Library's collections
  • located at the Information desk, by appointment or online.

Learning Skills Advisers assist students in improving their academic language and approaches to learning, including:

  • academic English
  • study methods and exam preparation
  • effective listening and note-taking
  • problem-solving and critical thinking
  • reading strategies
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • writing for research projects
  • oral communication and presentation
  • located at a drop in session.


Romany Manuell
Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture

Kim Taylor
Research and Learning Coordinator, Caulfield

Art museums and galleries

What's new on the web

 MediaObject - a e-book series focusing on publications from researchers and artists exploring and documenting practice based projects not based primarily in text.

Getty Research Institute adds 5,000+ images to their Open Content Program : more than doubling the number of images available to the public for use without fees or restrictions. Oct 2013.

Google Art Project - Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces