Library Search is a tool that will bring back many types of resources on just about any topic. That makes it a great starting point for most research topics.
Search Tips and using Filters:
- Put phrases into quotation marks, like "Japanese painting" or "religious iconography"
- Try synonyms to bring back different results. "religious iconography" after 1900 will bring back different sources than "religious iconography" 20th century.
- Use the "Date" filter to limit your results to specific years.
- Use the "Limit by Source Type" filter to limit your results to books, non-print resources, etc.
- Check "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" box in the "Limit to" filter to make sure you are getting scholarly journal articles.
- Check the "Full Text" box in the "Limit to" filter to exclude articles that you cannot access full text immediately
See the tutorials below to learn more about using Library Search and how to access Full Text articles
Art Databases for articles
These databases for Art and Design scholarly journal articles are included in Library Search, but searching them directly allows you to do more sophisticated searching.
Art & Architecture Source
Comprehensive full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design in journals, books and images.
Full text scholarly journal articles in Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Health and General Sciences from first volume through three to five years from the last complete calendar year (moving wall).
Art Index Retrospective
Citations covering fine, decorative, and commercial art from 1929 to 1984 in articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials.
Scholarly journal articles in the areas of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and more.
Help Video: Project Muse, Searching Basics
(by Reading Area Community College Librarians through a grant project with PASSHE libraries.)
(Johns Hopkins University Press)
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Citation information for journal articles in the arts & humanities, 1984-present.
Full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought.