Teachers specializing in the fine and performing arts are responsible for educating students through visual, auditory and theatrical mediums. It is essential for students and teachers in these fields to receive educational materials pertaining to their unique needs. As a result, BCLS has compiled a list of resources to assist with lesson plans and student research.

BCLS Community Art Galleries

for All Ages

Several of our libraries contain community art galleries. This includes the Westampton, Pemberton and Evesham locations. Students and teachers can visit these sites and view art up-close!


BCLS has created list of general databases that are useful for locating art related information. For more specific databases visit the webpage BCLS Research and Information Center: Arts. Details on this page can be found below.

Biography Collection Complete

for Middle - High School

A collection of biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, business, government, entertainment and many other areas.

This is an excellent resource for locating biographies on famous performing and visual artists. Simply type the individuals name into the search field on the main page. To locate current full-text articles, utilize the limiters on the left side of the search result page.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Arts

for Middle - High School

Imagine having nearly 400 encyclopedias, directories, almanacs and dictionaries at your disposal! Now you do. Mine results from this treasure trove of resources with one search.

The Arts page provides a list of eBooks on visual and performing art and artists.


JURN Directory

for Middle - High School

JURN Directory provides access to an extensive list of arts and humanities ejournals. These periodicals are free or provide significant free content.

This website supplies a vast amount of publications pertaining to the visual and performing arts. Placing your mouse over a topic will give you list of relevant ejournals.

Research and Information Center: Arts

for Middle - High School

This BCLS webpage provides a list of resources for a variety of grade levels; including databases, websites, art organizations and recommended texts. Utilize the tabs and drop-downs at the top of the home page to narrow your search by subject. Within these categories are lists of resources that cater to the specific topic.