Depending on your project, you may want to search for books or articles. You can find articles in the library's online databases. The library catalog, WorldCat, will search for books, articles, and other materials.
This searches VMI's collections with an option of searching "Local Libraries" or "Libraries Worldwide." Look for green text to signify whether VMI owns an item, or if it's at a "Local Library." The local libraries are W&L, Marshall Library and Southern Virginia University and as Cadets, you are allowed to use these libraries.
To search at W&L directly, go to http://annie.wlu.edu/
Additionally, you may borrow materials from many other Virginia libraries. See the list of cooperating libraries here.
If traveling to another library is not possible for you, another option is to use Interlibrary Loan.
Databases are the library's tools that help you find articles on your topics. These are some of the library's best databases for art/art history.
These are just four titles that we currently receive in print. More journals and magazines may be found through the databases above, or with a search in the Journal Locator.
Everything in the library has a call number, which is how you can find it in the library (example: NE400 .H79 1996)
Most materials on art have a call number starting with N, and these materials can be found on Preston Library 600 level.
In an Advanced Search, you can search by "Subject heading," which can be more precise than a keyword search. Some subject headings to aid in your searches