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ART 281--O’Halloran: Reference Databases

by Cindy L. Yonovich / presented by David Peck


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--
  • Giotto (di Bondone) 
  • Lamentation Christ and Giotto
  • Weyden, Rogier van der
  • Brunelleschi, Filippo
  • Botticelli,  Sandro
  • Witz, Konrad
  • Masaccio (Tommaso di Giovanni)
  • Lippi, Fra Filippo
  • Mantegna, Andrea
  • Other individual artists
  • Titles of major art works
Search two ways--
  • Enter terms Basic Search Box, click on Search button
    • Topic Page often the first entry, followed by reference entries
    • Browse the entries
    • Click on the title to see the article
    • Click on PRINT icon to print the article
      • Article opens in a PDF
      • MLA & APA citations print on separate page -OR-
  • Click on the BROWSE CREDO link (3 lines next to logo)
    • Open a link
    • Scroll through the titles listed
    • Select a reference work to search
      • Enter your search terms
      • Click on the title of an article
      • PRINT article & citation page


  • 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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