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Art History 202: World Civilization Since 1500: Home

Getting Started

                 

The tabs above lead you to various types of resources for your research in art history.

 

1.  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Look through online or print sources to identify specific artists in different centuries. Reference books are located by the Humanities Help Desk, level 5, and online sources are listed under the tab "Background". Browse/search by time period, country, style, or topic.

 

2.  FIND BOOKS (LIBRARY CATALOG)

You can also browse by century in the Library Catalog. Use keyword combinations such as country, medium, and century. 
Ex: painting AND France AND 18th century

 

3. FIND IMAGES

You can also browse by century using Digital Image Databases. Search by time period, style, or theme. Start by using ARTstor.
Ex: annunciation

 

4.  FIND ARTICLES

To find scholarly articles in academic journals, you need to use periodical indexes. Start with Art Source and JSTOR.

 

5. SELECT AN ARTIST/OR WORK OF ART

Once you identify an artist, look for books and/or exhibition catalogs about him/her in the Library Catalog and in Oxford Art Online. If you can't find a whole book about the artist, look for books on the time period, style, etc. For articles, search the artist's name in the periodical indexes listed above.
Ex: Jacques-Louis David (in OAO)
Ex: David, Jacques-Louis (in Library Catalog)

 

Consult other Subject Guides as appropriate, for Architecture, Iconography, etc. listed under the tab "Related Guides".

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