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Getting Help During Desk Closure

While help desks are closed per COVID-19 social distancing directives, you can still get help by either clicking on the Chat function below, or by scheduling an appointment with the librarian of this guide. To maintain social distancing, all appointments will be conducted via ZOOM rather than in person. Thank you!

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Humanities Reference
Level 5
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm; 
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm

801.422.4006
humref@byu.edu

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RefWorks

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

Getting Started

            

1.  FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Browse online or print sources to identify specific artists or artworks.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, places, movements, or styles.  Ex:  Giotto


2.  FIND BOOKS

For more specific books on your topic, browse by medium, nationality, etc. in ScholarSearch. Ex: s= Sculpture, Greek

NOTE: If you can't find a whole book about a work of art, search by artist, place, or style.


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

You can also browse visually by century and location using image databases or websites listed in this guide. Start with Artstor using keywords for topic or style and limit by time period. Ex: annunciation

Librarian

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Mary Chapman
Contact:
Mary Chapman - Humanities/Music & Dance Reference Specialist

5522 HBLL | 801.422.1624

email: mary_chapman@byu.edu
Subjects:Humanities

Librarian

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Christiane Ramsey
Contact:
5447 HBLL
801.422.6731

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