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Welcome to the FSU Libraries' guide to Art Therapy research and resources. Enjoy!

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Call Numbers

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for serendipitous discovery of books in your subject area. Here are the call number ranges for art therapy:

  • N --- Fine Arts
  • NX 280-410 --- Arts in general: Study and teaching, Research
  • RC 489 --- Therapeutics, Psychotherapy


Key Resources

  • PsycINFO (ProQuest)
    Online version of Psychological Abstracts, 1887 to present. Covers journal articles, book chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations, in psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Some links to full text.
  • CINAHL with Full Text
    The CINAHL database covers nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present.
    EBSCO's ERIC database contains information from the Education and Resources in Education Index. Contains over 1,194,000 records and links to more than 200,000 full-text documents from ERIC. Lists citations and abstracts for over 1,000 educational and education-related journals, primarily American, with some Canadian and British material. Includes annotated bibliographic records for journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, etc.
  • Art Index Retrospective & Art Full Text
    Art Index Retrospective is a bibliographic database that cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984. Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

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Subject Headings

Here are a few subject headings you can use to search the catalog for books and journals about art therapy.

  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Alternative medicine
  • Alternative medicine specialists
  • Art and mental illness
  • Art in hospitals
  • Art -- Psychology
  • Art therapists
  • Art therapy
  • Arts -- Therapeutic use
  • Child psychotherapy
  • Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects
  • Communication in art
  • Creation (literary, artistic, etc.) -- Therapeutic use
  • Drawing, Psychology of
  • Grief in art
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Imagery (psychology) -- Therapeutic use
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy




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    Gloria Colvin
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    Scholarly communication; copyright;
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    Guide Author

    This guide created by Caley Cannon (2009) and edited by Jessica Evans Brady (2013).


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