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ARTH 363: Faith and Power in the Art of the Medieval West: Articles

Medieval Studies Journals

Use scholarly journals like these for your research. Copy and paste the journal title into Primo advanced search and change material type to journals to determine which databases provide access to the journal.

  • Gesta
  • Speculum
  • Art Bulletin
  • Art History
  • Dumbarton Oaks Papers (read on Jstor)
  • Journal of Medieval History
  • Medieval Archaeology


Open Access Journals

Interlibrary Loan

 If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option to getting it. Use our interlibrary loan service.

You'll need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in subsequently.

 Once you have an account, either go directly to interlibrary loan and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form.

Allot at least 10 days for the article to arrive. Most of the time the article is delivered in electronic format and you'll receive an email with a link.

Database Search Tips

Number 1 Search Tip:

Use Advanced Search and limit features whenever possible. Subset limits, date limits, citation searches, subject searches, etc. are all useful timesavers.

More Search Tips:

  • Avoid long phrases.
  • Use AND to find all the words on your topic.
  • Use OR to find any of the words on your topic.
  • The symbol * is used as a right hand truncation character in most databases; it will find all forms of a word.

Too MUCH Information?

  • Use more specific words.
  • Narrow your search by adding more words connecting them with AND.
  • Do a subject search instead of a keyword search.
  • Put phrases in quotation marks.

Too LITTLE Information?

  • Try different search words, including synonyms, broader terms, or related words.
  • Use the truncation symbol * to get all forms of a word.
  • Try a different database.

Databases to Search

Search these databases to find articles and more!

Good Starting Points

Art Databases

Humanities Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a powerful search tool, but it can be inconsistent in its coverage, so it is best if used for supplemental research.

A useful feature of Google Scholar is its ability to allow for easily finding articles which have cited an article that you have found.

Google Scholar Search