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Museum Studies

Basic guide for Museum Studies students & faculty

Welcome to the USF Museum Studies Library Guide 

a collection of print & online resources


Books: Ignacio Catalog, Ebooks, Link+ 

Locations for print books in Gleeson Library:  

AM ​    Museum Studies    Lower Level NE corner 

N       Fine Arts                  3rd Floor South 

Folio  All Subjects             3rd Floor North


Print Periodicals

Current Print Subscriptions on GLE 2nd Floor  



Exhibition: a journal of exhibition theory & practice for museum professionals (American Alliance of Museums) 

Hand to Hand (Association of Children's Museums) 

International Journal of Arts Management (also in databases)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (also in databases with 1 year delay)

Museums Journal (Museums Association) 



Apollo: the international magazine for collectors (also in databases)

Art in America (also in databases)

Art Journal (also in databases)

Art of Asia

Artforum International (also in databases, one year delay)



Art + Culture

Eye: the International Review of Graphic Designs (also in databases)

Frieze: Contemporary Art & Culture (also in databases)

Juxtapoz: Art & Culture Magazine

Raw vision


For database access search by publication title in Journal Finder.


Image & Encyclopedia Databases: Art

Journal Databases: Art-related

Journal Databases: Multi-Subject

  • Settings: Languages; Library Links: University of San Francisco; Bibliography Manager: RefWorks

Additional Resources


MuseumStat is a robust online resource to support museums, communities, and researchers in gaining insights into the reach of museums and the communities they serve. MuseumStat contains information on about 30,000 organizations in the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museum Universe Data File (MUDF). The museum data are combined with community metrics on every census tract in the United States. MuseumStat is built on a geographical information system (GIS) platform that is designed to be intuitive and useful to a wide range of users and will continue to grow in its scope of features and information.

New York Times: Museums


News about Museums, including commentary and archival articles, published in The New York Times.

Official Museum Directory

Access this online directory from Gleeson Library's Ignacio catalog. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Learning Lab is an interactive website for the discovery and creative use of the Smithsonian's digital collections and tools – more than a million images, videos, texts, audio recordings, and activities. You can create personalized collections and resources and easily share what you've learned with others.

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, a central office of the Smithsonian Institution, developed and manages the Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is accessible through desktop, laptop, and tablet devices. Teachers and learners can access digitized assets from the Smithsonian's museums, galleries, research centers, libraries, archives, and The National Zoo through targeted search or serendipitous exploration. The Learning Lab is rich with multimedia resources and tools to aid users in customizing the content for personalized learning experiences. It is also a community of experts and users, both within the Smithsonian and across the world, who collaborate, create, and share with each other new resources for learning.