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Art and Activism

This guide supports further research into the history of art and activism, as well as some practical solutions for working artists.

Research Guides

Guides on Art, Design, and Activism

See something related to art, design, and activism that isn't listed below? Get in touch.

Art, Activism, and Social Justice: Art & Activism

From the School of Visual Arts Library.

Art and Society: Overview

From Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

Post Election Ideas for Why Design Matters

From Maryland Institute College of Art Graphic Design program.

A Post-Election Reader

Post-Election Guide (View Only)

Both from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Post-2016 Election Resources for UNLV Students: Report Hate/Get Help

From University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Post-Election Resources

From Antioch University.

Election 2016: Discussion, Dialogue, + Discourse

From Florida International University.

Resources for a Post-Election World

From Hunter College Libraries.


Art and Design

Fake News

Digital Privacy

Reminder! We subscribe to the National Newspapers database, which provides articles from The Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, containing articles from the late 1980s or early 1990s through present day. See our Research Databases page for access via your MICA login!

Find Articles with Google Scholar

Google Scholar

About Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Integration with Decker Library

If you are logged into your MICA email, you will see results you have access to through our database subscriptions. These results are notes as "Available@Decker Library."

Core Research Databases - Find Articles

Core Research Databases - Find Articles
Below is an abbreviated list of research databases offered through Decker Library. These research databases offer articles, images, and data. To see more databases, take a look at the full list on our site. Your local public library card will grant you access to other databases as well.

Note: These databases are made available through Decker Library. You might be asked to login with your MICA username and password.

Library staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Take a look at our Current Operations page to learn more.

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