HISTART R1B: 20th Century European & American Sculpture

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The notes in this tab contain suggestions about how to proceed with research based on your assignment. These suggestions build upon, and presume familiarity with, the concepts and processes addressed in the Choosing a resource tab of this guide.

Suggested resources


  • find books on your topic
  • find periodicals already identified as having articles on your topic

Article databases

  • find articles and essays on a topic
  • find research focused on an aspect of a topic
  • find current research

  • Subject specific databases (publications from a specific discipline)  

    1. determine disciplines relevant to your topic
    2. view databases by subject
    3. review descriptions, paying special attention to Recommended databases


      Art History  >

       Art Full Text
      Art Index Retrospective
      ARTbibliographies Modern
      Bibliography of the History of Art
      International Bibliography of Art

  • General databases (publications from many disciplines)    

    • Academic Search Complete
      • popular and scholarly content (good for popular culture topics, magazine/news content in addition to academic journals)
      • some results available online
      • has UC-eLinks feature

    • Google Scholar
      • strength is scholarly journal literature
      • use UC-eLinks to get full text, 
        [ but you must first enable UC-eLinks - 
        via Settings gear > Library links ]

    • JSTOR
      • scholarly journals
      • full text resource
      • use advanced search (to narrow to specific discipline, and set limits)

    • Project Muse
      • humanities and social science content
      • full text resource
      • search contents or browse by defined areas of research focus

Other resources:

  • Biographical sources | encyclopedias

    • Grove Art Online
      • scholarly encyclopedia
      • bakground and biographical information
      • results include a bibliographies
      • includes related images

    • AskART
      • biographical data
      • related images

  • Image databases

    • ARTstor
      • digital image database
      • download (images & related citation data)
      • must register to download (free to UCB students)

  • News databases

    • review database description
      • alternative or mainstream press ?
      • time period of coverage ?
      • geographical coverage ? 

    • Access World News
      • full text news database
      • over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources
      • can search by geographical location
      • source list provides inventory of titles included and dates covered

How to search

Last Update: May 21, 2013 16:33