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a guide for courses that focus on and include content related to illustration

Getting Started

Not sure where to start?  

To find resources for your topic, consider using the following search terms as starting places:

MUW's Research Starters will provide you with background information about the topic as well as citations to articles that can lead you to more scholarly information:


To find scholarly articles on your topic, consider visiting the following databases: 

The following websites may be helpful for learning more about the history and background of illustration: 

  • Illustration Age provides "inspiration, education, and resources to the illustration community in the form of interviews, feature articles, link directories."
  • Illustration Chronicles "explores a history of illustration through the images, illustrators, and events of the past 175 years."
  • Illustration History is an educational resource and archive that provides information about the history of illustration, artists, and genres.
  • Writing About Art is an online text that discusses how art students can write about art to include history, style, iconographic, and visual descriptions.