HISTART R1B: History of Art: Wall Painting in Ancient Italy

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A guide to library resources for A. Young's Wall Painting in Ancient Italy.

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Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The sites below are good starting places and quick reference sources. See also the complete list of Classics dictionaries and encylopedias as well as Art History dictionaries and encyclopedias from the AH/C Library website. 

The Theoi Project
A site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (NX650 M9 L48, Room 308E)
This print encyclopedia is a monumental work of Greek, Etruscan and Roman mythological iconography. Entries in the text volumes are arranged in alphabetical order by mythological figure. Each detailed entry begins with cross-references and references to literary sources, bibliography, and a catalog of works of art with references to plate volumes.

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The databases below are recommended for beginning your research, but if you aren't finding enough on your topic there, see also the Art Indexes page on the AH/C Library site.

Where's the PDF?

Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button:uc-eLinks button in order to locate and read the full text of the article. 

UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.

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You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar.  For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)

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Other article finding tools

Have a citation? Use Citation Linker to go directly to the article.

Need to find a specific journal? Use E-Journal Titles A-Z to find it online or search Oskicat by the journal title (e.g., Journal of Roman Archaeology) to see if it's on the library shelves.

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