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Contemporary Art

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Welcome to the research guide for Contemporary Art at Rutgers-Camden. This guide is intended to help you find find sources in the discipline of art history.

To get started, consult some of our general or art history focused encyclopedias to find background information on a topic.

Or review the following research guides for art history research:

Introduction to QuickSearch

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.

Core Databases

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:

Additional Databases for Art Research

The following databases may be of interest to researchers in art history. Most are interdisciplinary and some offer more focused cultural insights on particular topics in the visual arts.

Selected Books

Finding Images

Helpful Citation Resources

MLA | MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Paul Robeson Library Location
LB2369.G53 2016

APA | Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Paul Robeson Library Location
BF 76.7 .P83 2010


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