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Art History & Appreciation: Database research

This guide is designed to assist you in finding information on artists and/or the field of art/art history

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Some students prefer searching Google Scholar to identify relevant articles and then using the library to actually find the full text articles themselves. Many of the library's resources can be accessed through Google Scholar if your change some of your Google settings. Here is how.


Wikipedia and whatever else looks academically appropriate can be used to get some basic knowledge on the place and time period in which the work was created. You do not need to cite things that are considered common knowledge. Basic Googling is a good first place to start gathering important key words to use to search later.

JSTOR: Search JSTOR for your artist's name and/or subject of the piece

Search in:

Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

Best Databases for Art Research @ CCBC

Video Databases


Need help finding articles?  Call the Library Reference Desk:

Catonsville 443-840-2730
Dundalk  443-840-2592
Essex    443-840-1425

Need technical help?
Call Library Tech Support 443-840-2720

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