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HUM 337: Art and Culture in 16th- and 17th-century Italy: Primary Sources

Suggested Collections


ARTstor is a large collection of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. 

For detailed information on using ARTstor, consult this guide prepared by Lori Ricigliano, Arts Librarian.

Click on the ARTstor logo to begin your search.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for Primary Sources

Books in Puget Sound WorldCat are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings.  In many ways, subject headings are a form of tagging, in that they represent the content of the material and provide ways for you to efficiently locate more materials that are conceptually related. 

Library of Congress Subject Headings are also quite useful for discovering primary sources. The following subheadings usually are added to indicate that the material is a primary source: sources, personal narratives, correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, "early works to 1800" or notebooks.  Once you've discovered the subject heading for secondary sources, try adding one of the primary source subheadings to see what you find.  Here's an example:

Secondary source subject heading: Art patronage -- Italy -- History
Primary source subject heading: Art patronage -- Italy -- History -- Sources

Secondary source subject heading: Architecture, Renaissance
Primary source subject heading: Architecture, Renaissance -- Early works to 1800

When you know the author of the texts you are seeking, simply do an author search in Puget Sound WorldCat.  Note that for very common names, you may need to provide additional information:

Vasari, Giorgio

Castiglione, Baldassare