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Craft and Material Studies

Bloomsbury Design Library

Craft Journals

A sampling of research journals in craft and the decorative arts. Click to see holdings in VCU Libraries and online full text access.

Journal Title Search

Craft on Film

  • 27 Streaming videos
  • 14 DVDs (visit service desk with call number to access)

VCU CRAF Faculty Books

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

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Subject Guide

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Carla-Mae Crookendale
Arts Research Librarian
(804) 827-0367
Cabell Library, Room 121-L

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This guide provides an overview of tools and basic strategies for conducting library research in Craft and Material Studies including
Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture & Wood, Glass and Metal & Jewelry.

Craft Reference Books

Craft Recommended Texts

Top Craft and Decorative Arts Databases

Use databases to search for articles and essays within craft and decorative arts journals.

Criticism and Reviews of Contemporary Art & Design

In addition to art and design databases, try these newspaper and magazine databases 
to find reviews or criticism about contemporary art and design.

Resources Beyond VCU Libraries

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.