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You will find that tracking down information on Art & Art History involves trying out a variety of databases. You may want to begin your research by searching the databases for general information on your topic, but eventually, you should narrow down your topic in order to find the best results.
For Example: When beginning research on a topic, such as Italian Renaissance Art, it will be useful to begin your search just using your topic as the keywords. So you may wish to look in the Project Muse database for articles using "Italian Renaissance Art" as your keywords. Once you have gained a better understanding of the topic and have reviewed the assignment given to you by your professor, you should narrow it down to a particular artist from the Italian Renaissance, a particular political/cultural event that took place during the Italian Renaissance, a specific work of art that was created during the Italian Renaissance, etc.
Creating a user account is NOT necessary in order to use the databases. Creating an account will allow you to access additional features to save, create and share images or articles.
A Database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.
Select one of the databases listed in the middle column to locate critical analysis of the work you are examining.
All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors.
Articles from the databases may be printed, saved to a drive or emailed for later use.
Click on the link below to view the article Gustave Caillebotte: Impressions Of A Changing Paris by Susan Stamberg, featured on NPR June 3, 2011:
All databases have tools for printing, emailing and saving articles.
Look for the icons on the page.