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Craft and Material Studies


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.