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Art History Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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Choose Keywords

Before you begin looking for information, select up to 3 key words (or main concepts) to begin your research. To save time, list related key words to use for back up information searches.

KEY WORDS: Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night
RELATED WORDS: Impressionism; 19th Century Painting; Painters, Netherlands

Background Information

Oxford Art OnlineArt encyclopedia covering visuals from prehistory to the 1990s. Video Tutorial


CredoIncludes materials from over 650 specialized encyclopedias.


Dictionary of Art (in Reference, 3rd floor: REF N31 .D5 1996)

Encyclopedia of World Art (in Reference, 3rd floor: REF N 31 .E4833)


History Study CenterPrimary and secondary aritlces on global history from ancient times to present.  (Video Tutorial)


JSTORScholarly selection of articles in the humanities from multiple publishersfor articles (Video Tutorial)


Project MUSEScholarly selection of articles in the humanities from multiple publishers.  (Video Tutorial


Contains thousands of articles, from multiple publishers, on almost all subjects. (Video Tutorial)


See Research Databases: Arts & Humanities for additonal resources on your topic.

Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Academic Video Online Multi-subject streaming video collection.




eBook CollectionMulti-subject electronic book collection (Video tutorial)


Physical Books

Most history books in our collection are located on the second floor of the library, shelves D through F.


Library Catalog to search for books.

  1. Enter search terms.
  2. Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  3. Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  4. To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "Place Hold" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

Evaluating Information button

Do my sources pass the CRAP test?

Each of my sources are:

  • Current
  • Reliable & Relevant
  • Authoritative & Accurate
  • Proper Purpose & Point-of-view

See video tutorials:

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?



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