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Art resources at UML and on the web.
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Book Sources

  • ebrary Library
    Click on the Bookshelf tab and sign in. Search ebrary's 100,000 online books and save the ones you want in your bookshelf. Put phrases in quotes. SAMPLE: "brain injury" and rehabilitation
  • Library Catalog
    Sign in to borrow books not owned at UML.
    Put Phrases in quotes.
    e.g. "school choice" "law and legislation"

Other Sources for Art Books

  • Ebsco eBook Collection
    Search within the full text of 3000 books.
    Enter phrases in quotes. e.g. "color techniques"
    Use the boolean and between terms.
    e.g. typography and art
  • Getty Research Portal
    The Getty Research Portalâ„¢ is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.
  • Google Books
    Provides excepts from thousands of copyrighted books and full text of books in the public domain. Use quotes for multiword phrases.
    e.g. "Leonardo da Vinci" "mona lisa"
  • Guggenheim Archive
    A collection of over 100 titles of art books and catalog of art exhibits.
  • Safari Technical Books
    Good source for books on desktop publishing, graphic software as well as website development.
  • Web Style Guide

MulltiDatabase Discovery Search

Hints:   Use AND between different terms
             Use OR between terms with similar meaning
             Use * to retrieve all words with that root.

Quick tips for searching the Discovery Database

EBSCO Discovery
Limit Your Results

Individual Databases for Journal Articles in Art

Google Search

See a sample Google Search
Use advanced search strategies in Google Search

Questions to think about:
1. What is the authority behind the information?
2. What is the purpose of the information?
3. How biased or neutral is the information?
4. Can the information be verified from other sources?


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