Visual Arts information resources: Media

Films, videos, DVDs / Sound recordings / Slides

Limiting a search in the library catalogue through the advanced keyword search page can help you find specific types of media:

  • For films, videos, and DVDs on your topic, limit your search to Audio Visual
    • For example, a keyword search with art or artists or "art history" or " performance art" or "art, modern" limited to Audio Visual will locate specific types of films.
  • Follow a similar process for sound recordings and slides.


SFU Library provides access to the following digital image databases: 

  • ARTstor -- A collection of hundreds of thousands of digital images of all types of art and artefacts from all time periods
  • Art Images -- An in-house collection of images with an emphasis on Western art history

For more sources, see SFU Library's comprehensive guide: Finding and Using Online Images.