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ARTH 367: Chinese Art: Finding Journal Articles

This guide provides some starting points for researching a topic in Chinese art.

Use the library's databases to find scholarly and popular articles related to your topic.

Database Search Tips

When search databases, keep these techniques in mind.

Quotation marks search for an exact phrase.

 "Chinese art"  finds results with that exact phrase.

   Without the quotation marks, you may also get Chinese and art

Add more words when you want to narrow your search. Use the word AND to connect different concepts.

 "ink painting" and calligraphy

Use OR to find related terms.

  pottery or ceramics

Use an asterisk * to find variant word endings. Be careful not to shorten your word too much, because this can bring back results that are not relevant.

paint* retrieves paint, paints, painters, painting, etc.

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Art Related Databases

Start with these databases to find scholarly articles related to your topic.

Also Try

Examples of Journals

Note: Some titles are electronic while others are print only.

Ars Orientalis

Journal of Asian Studies
Note: Backfile is available through JStor

Artibus Asiae
Note: Backfile is available through JStor

Oriental Art

Arts of Asia


  Tip: Check the Primo  for more information about these titles.