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QuickSearch is the best place to start your search for either books or articles. You can limit your results to just books or just articles by clicking on "Resource Type" and selecting either "Books" or "Articles." If you're looking for articles, don't forget to also select "Peer-reviewed journals" under "Limit To."
Below you will find a video that walks you through how to use QuickSearch to find a book on a specific topic.
You can also use QuickSearch to search for articles. QuickSearch is a single search portal that can making finding sources easier, but it is not exhaustive and sometimes you will need to consult subject-specific databases in order to find the best articles for your topic.
Here are some of the major databases used in art and art history research:
Art Index Retrospective contains the so-called 'back file' of the print Art Index from the first volume, 1929, through 1984. The index is citation based, and the information indexed is largely limited to the fields of art history, architectural history, and the visual arts.
Artstor is a digital image library of over 2 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. A non-profit organization funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Artstor digitizes and provides high-quality digitized images from numerous museums, academic institutions, and private foundations.