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.
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 specific 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.