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Resources for the fine arts, including photography and architecture.

Welcome to ART 250

Hello, this is the library research guide for ART 250 The Contemporary Interior with Professor Yin Yu. It has sections on finding books and articles, plus tips on using OneSearch.

Need help? Feel free to contact Laurel Bliss, at

Worksheet for Library Session

During the library session, you'll be working some practice questions to help with your case study research. Please right click the link to this Google doc and open it in a new tab. It will prompt you to log into your Google account and then save a copy. 

When you've completed all the steps, please rename the document to something that includes your name and ART 250, and email it as an attachment to  


Finding Books

The best place to look for materials on interior architecture is the library's OneSearch system. 

Some useful searches:

Once you have results, you can limit to Available online (aka ebooks or PDFs) or Available in the Library (aka print books).

Finding Articles

Finding Images

Tips on using OneSearch

  • Use OneSearch to find books, including ebooks. Stick with subject databases to find articles.
  • One exception: OneSearch works well when you have a citation to an article and need to know if we have it in full text.
  • Use the Advanced Search option for the most control over your search.
  • Two of the most helpful ways to "Tweak my results" are limiting by resource type (aka books) and publication date.
  • Expand your search by clicking the "Other Collections" radio button. You can request books from other CSU libraries and pick them up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Once you've found a book that looks interesting, click the "Cite" icon for the book's citation formatted in any style you choose.
  • Logging into "My account" allows you to save records for later or you can email them to yourself.