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Academic Resources for A&D Students

ART StorThe links and information in this section are here to give you the information, support, and tools you need to manage your classes and education.

Digital Library
ARTstor is available to all students, faculty, and staff of Ohio Northern University. This digital repository contains hundreds of thousands of images and related data for use in retrieving information or utilizing digital presentations. The Web site can be found here.

The Bibliography of the History of Art
BHA is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals and includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. BHA on the Getty Web site offers both basic and advanced search modules, and can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements. To search BHA, please visit, The Bibliography of the History of Art.

University Catalog
The Ohio Northern University catalog is a yearly publication which lists all academic policies and procedures. In addition, it includes information for fees, curriculum requirements and courses of study; course descriptions for undergraduate courses; and a listing of faculty members at Ohio Northern University.

The catalog publication can be found on the Web here.

Every effort has been made to make the catalog accurate as of the date of publication. However, all policies, procedures, fees, and charges are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty or the university administration.

University Calendar
Displays university events and allows visitors to search events by date, keyword, dept/college/division, athletic team, or topic. To add an event, please contact the department chairman. Every effort is made to update the calendar of events. However, dates and times are subject to change.

Subscription to Communication Arts Magazine
Students at Ohio Northern can now subscribe to Communication Arts magazine and take advantage of their special student discount. You can receive a one-year (eight issues) for $39 -- a 68% savings off the newsstand price.

CA magazine is a leading trade journal for visual communication and the largest creative magazine in the world. Communication Arts is a great source for graphic designers, art directors, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers -- anyone interested in visual communication.

To order your subscription, go to Communication Arts’ Web site.

The Praxis Series: Teacher Licensure and Certification
The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills. For more information about the Praxis, visit

For a complete list of magazines and resources, see the art & design student handbook.

Fine Arts (general)
Art News
Artforum International

Advertising Age
Fast Company

Ceramics Today
Ceramic Review

Design (general)
Design Issues
Design Management Journal

Film Studies
Journal of Film & Video

Graphic Design
CMYK Magazine
Communication Arts
HOW magazine
ID magazine
Journal of Graphic Design (AIGA)
Print magazine

Modern Metals

Studio Photography and Design

Sculpture Review


General Art Supply Stores
Utrecht Art Supply
Daniel Smith
Sax Arts & Crafts
Dick Blick
Hobby Lobby

Other General On-line Art Supply Stores
Discount Art Retailer
Cheap Joe’s
Rex Art Supply
Mr. Art Discount Art

Art Supply Stores
Utrecht Art Supply
High Street, Columbus

Hobby Lobby
2700 Elida Rd, Lima

Hardware Stores
Keith’s True Value
106 S. Johnson, Ada

Ace Hardware
910 E. Columbus, Kenton

Family True Value
109 N. Main, Bluffton

Odd Lots
155 E. Northern Ave, Kenton
Lima, 229-1117

Big Lots Findlay
Carter Lumber
890 Fontaine St, Kenton

Crouse Lumber
333 E. Market St, Lima

2411 N. Eastown Rd, Lima

Root Lumber
202 S. Market St, Kenton

Vetter’s Lumber
501 Harmon Rd, Bluffton

Department of Art & Design

Ann Hood

Wilson Art Building
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed