ARED 3613: Public School Art I

Find sources at the University of Arkansas Libraries and elsewhere pertinent to undergraduate art education.

How Do I Get This Citation?

If you discover pertinent citations to journal articles in your online searches, use Find it!, OneSearch, or Fetch Item to track down your resources.

If we don't own or subscribe to the material online, you can obtain rapidly many articles and chapters via the Libraries' ILL software, ILLiad.

Note on Controlled Vocabulary

Most searchers rely exclusively on keywords to retrieve records in online databases. If you wish to retrieve more precise results, try searching by controlled vocabulary for your topic, often referred to as "subjects" or "descriptors."

The database ERIC includes an online thesaurus.

Boolean Logic / Connectors

Boolean connectors

Connectors—Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "not" to exclude words. Be careful with the latter; you may exclude important results because of an unexpected occurrence of the term in the excluded record(s). Some database use "and not" in place of "not."


  • art and curriculum [both terms must be present]
  • art or crafts [either term must be present]
  • art not sculpture [the first term must be present without the second term]

Introduction to Journal Articles

Although books are the dominant form of scholarship in the humanities, articles are valuable, especially those appearing in scholarly journals.

Some assignments require one to limit one's search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. "Peer-reviewed," "scholarly," "academic,"and "refereed" are often used interchangeably to describe manuscripts that underwent expert review before publication.

Some databases allow one you to limit your search to scholarly journals.

Databases for Relevant Specific Disciplines

Browsing and Tracking Down Periodicals

Print periodicals pertinent to art education are located in the Fine Arts Library and Mullins Library. Note: Periodicals in Mullins Library are arranged by call number, with the current issues of most titles on the Lobby Level. Periodicals in the Fine Arts Library are arranged alphabetically, with the latest issue on the main floor. Some journals are available both print and online, and some are available only online.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, students may also find relevant material in the journals of other disciplines.

Below are several key journals: