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Art History 202: World Civilization Since 1500: Home

Getting Started

                 

1.  FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Browse online or print sources to identify specific artists/works of art from different centuries. There are several reference books that can give you a good start, located by the Humanities Help Desk on level 5. See the "Background" tab and start with Oxford Art Online, where you can look up artists, movements, and various subjects or places.
Ex: Jackson Pollock (in Oxford Art Online)


2.  FIND BOOKS (LIBRARY CATALOG)

For more specific books, browse by medium, nationality, etc. in ScholarSearch.
Ex:  
‚Äčpainting French 18th century


3.  FIND ARTICLES

To find scholarly articles in academic journals, you need to use periodical indexes.
Start with Art & Architecture Source and JSTOR (see Articles tab)


4.  FIND IMAGES

Browse in one of the image databases to locate images from a specific time period, subject, or artist. Start with Artstor with keywords for topic, style, time period, etc. Ex: annunciation


 

Consult other Subject Guides as appropriate. See the tab "Related Guides" for sources in Classical Art & Architecture, Iconography, etc.

GET HELP



Humanities Help Desk
Level 5   |   MAP

M-Th: 8am-9pm;
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm
801.422.4006
humref@byu.edu

RefWorks

Create and format your own bibliography of articles, books, etc. Import references from databases and use the style guide of your choice!