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ART 280--O’Halloran: Reference Databases

by Cindy L. Yonovich


Handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias--
  • For overview info, definitions, historical perspective, & statistics
  • Coverage for a wide variety of disciplines & topics
  • Formats include online or in print
  • Ask the librarian or your instructor for assistance


Search terms for Credo--
  • Stone Age Art
  • Mesopotamian Art; Mesopotamia Art
  • Egyptian Art; Egypt Art
  • Greece Art; Greek Art
  • Roman Empire Art; Roman Architecture;  Romanesque
  • Aegean Art
  • Byzantine Art
  • Islamic Art
  • Medieval Art; Gothic Art
  • Individual artist & titles of their art works
Search two ways--
  • Enter terms into main Search Box, click on Search button
    • Topic Page often the first entry, followed by more specific
    • Pick a result and click on the title to see article
    • Print : Click on PRINT icon and choose Download PDF for Printing
    • MLA & APA citations print on final page -OR-
  • To browse titles: CREDO menu link (3 lines next to logo)
    • Choose All Titles, then the All Subjects pulldown
    • Choose Arts & Leisure then Art & Art History
    • Pick a Title
    • Browse the contents or Search within that work
    • Email article: Choose the Share icon
    • Choose Email under ActionFull Text under Format, MLA under Citation Format
    • Complete your email info and click Send/Go


  • Enter your search terms in the SEARCH Box
    • Click on SEARCH
    • Use ADVANCED SEARCH as needed
  • Also click on TABS
    • Field
    • Medium
    • Era
    • Region
    • Place Type
    • Occupation
  • Scroll down and view the results
  • Click on the link for the image or article needed
  • View and evaluate individual items
  • Use options in left frame to modify your search
    • Format--article or image
    • Type--Biographical Article recommended
  • Click on the PDF button to download article/image
  • PRINT the article or image
  • FOR ALL ITEMS make sure you click on the CITE link (little pen/pencil image)
    • Use the drop down box to select MLA
    • Download the citation & print it
    • Include the citation with all images & articles for proper documentation

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