Although databases may vary in scope, they have some common search features.
paint* retrieves paint, paints, painters, painting, etc.
Many databases offer an advanced search option to refine your results by type of publication, language, date, etc.
Once you've identified a citation, your next step is to locate the full text. Whether it's a book, magazine, journal, or newspaper article, check Primo. Use the location chart to identify the floor of a physical item.
For books or essays in books, use Primo's advanced search. Change the "any field" to title and type words from the title of the book.
Eastmond, Antony. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium : Hagia Sophia and the Empire of Trebizond. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, Ashgate/Variorum, 2004.
To find articles, use Primo's advanced search. Change the "any field" to title. Type the journal title and the material type to journals.
James, Liz. "Senses and sensibility in Byzantium." Art History 27.4 (2004): 522-537.
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 Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form, like this:
Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.
Depending on your topic, here are some additional databases to explore. Also consider searching databases in the areas of history, classics, religion, and anthropology. You'll find a list of all databases on the A-Z page.
If your research question has been approached from other disciplinary frameworks, you may wish to familiarize yourself with that scholarly literature, with the aim of showing how an art historian's approach can add to our understanding of the issues. Use the Research by Subject pages to explore more options.