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ART 160/CLAS 260 Art of the West I: Getting Started

Research guide to complement the course ART 160/CLAS 260 Art of the West I


Primary Sources

By searching relevant topics in the library catalog (above) and adding the word <<sources>>  to your search, you can find books that contain primary sources. Hint: you can further limit your search by language by selecting languages in the left-hand navigation of your search results.

Below are some other places to find primary sources online.

Finding Library Resources Near You

Taking classes remotely this year? Here is a tutorial on how to find resources at a library near you!

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Books and eBooks

Best Bets for Beginning Research

Art Full Text

The main database for research in art and art history. Includes both popular and academic titles.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Index to journal articles in history, especially non-US history, covering 1450-present.

Index Islamicus

Indexes worldwide literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Covers Muslim life including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Includes journals, conference proceedings, monographs and book reviews. Journals and books indexed o the article and chapter level.

International Medieval Bibliography

Comprehensive and up-to-date interdisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages covering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa during the period 400-1500.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS

Access to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all scholarly fields of religion.

Search for Images

Selected Web Resources

Reference Sources

Writing about Art