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*ART RESEARCH*: Home

Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video, get citing examples, and help from a librarian with an assignment.

What's in this guide?

Articles

  • How to find reproductions of art works in major museum collections and locate subject entry bibliographies for related books/articles on a topic
  • Recommended search engines to discover art journal articles

Peer reviewed articles

  • Definition of peer review process for scholarly journals
  • Verifying journal is peer-reviewed

Books/eBooks

  • Books and videos/CDs to check out at Northwest
  • Books to borrow from other libraries

Art by Time Period

  • Guidelines for how to find representative books and articles on various topics related to historical times periods in art history

Art Reproductions

  • Learn how to locate art work reproductions online and in library collections for master drawing assignments

Videos

  • Learn how to locate streaming video content in the B. D. Owens collections and selected DVD content in B. D. Owens collections

Citing

  • Examples of MLA references and in-text citations
  • Link to full MLA guide

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources 
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Getting started

What kind of information do you need for your topic or research question?

[ types of information ]

 

[ climate change example: evidence, causes, solutions ]

  • To create a shape, click on any of the shape icons on the left navigation bar 
  • To type inside a shape, double click within the boundaries of a shape
  • Shapes can be dragged around and resized inside the canvas. To resize a shape, hover mouse pointer over either the right side or underneath of a shape to toggle the resizable arrows
  • To toggle the customization options, hover within the boundaries of a shape 
    •  - change background color of the shape
    •  - change border color of the shape
    •  - change text color of the shape
    •  - delete shapeTo draw a connection between shapes, hover mouse pointer around the center of a shape to toggle the circular connection source and then drag and draw a line from the source to any other shape
  • To delete a connection between shapes, double click on the connection line
  • To pull up the customization navigation menu, click Customize (top right). Any changes made will be applied to all shapes and connections already present in the canvas as well as any consequent shapes and connections
  • To revert back to the original stylings, click Reset
  • To download the image as a JPEG image file, click on the Download button on the top navigation bar
  • To clear the image, click Discard (top right)

Important: Put parentheses around keywords connected with the boolean OR[ AND OR NOT visual ]
graphic: https://library.nd.edu.au/findit/tips

Phrase Searching (use double quotes for exact match)

"social media"
"climate change"

"customer satisfaction"


Wildcard symbols (these differ among databases, so check help files)

    For example, EBSCOhost wildcard symbols are: 

  • The asterisk (*) matches multiple characters, type pediatric* to find all records containing pediatrics, pediatrician or pediatricians
  • The hash sign (#) matches one optional character: type colo#r to find all records containing color or colour
  • The question mark (?) matches exactly one character: type ne?t to find all records containing neatnest or next.
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