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Thomas Cole's The Course of Empire
This paper requires synthesizing ideas from multiple assigned texts as well as outside research, i.e., identifying and incorporating additional texts. These texts will encompass primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
Tertiary sources summarize or synthesize the research in secondary sources. For example, textbooks and reference books such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries are tertiary sources.
Art Online (Oxford)
Covers all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. Includes the full text of 'The Dictionary of Art,' and gives users access to subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations, image links and images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as entries and images from the 'Oxford Companion to Western Art,' the 'Concise Dictionary of Art Terms,' and 'Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.' Thematic timelines and learning resources are also included.
Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Provides full text online access to Gale electronic books, including encyclopedias and other reference resources.
Search Primo for books, media, and articles. You can borrow some items Collins does not own via Summit.
In secondary sources, writers examine and analyze primary sources. Secondary sources include articles and books and may be for general audiences or scholarly ones. Secondary, scholarly articles will mostly appear in peer-reviewed journals. The following databases may be useful for your search. Consult the LibGuides by Subject List for additional subject-specific suggestions.
Art Full Text
Offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, including coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Art Index Retrospective
Citations to English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Covers the years 1929 to 1984.
Bibliography of the History of Art & Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art
BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material including articles from over 1,200 journals. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.
An interdisciplinary journal archive. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
America: History & Life
Indexes articles, books, essays in books, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Indexes articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of world history from 1450 to the present. Does not include United States and Canadian history, which is covered in America: History and Life.
Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary database containing full text journal, magazine & newspaper articles, many from peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection covers information in nearly every area of academic study.
Research Library (ProQuest)
Features the full text of a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers covering all academic subject areas.
For other database suggestions, see LibGuides by Subject
Work with a Peer Research Advisor!
Hannah Bahls and Maya Horten are your Peer Research Advisors for 2021-22!
Beginning on September 12, Hannah and Maya will be available in Library 146 as follows:
Sundays: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Mondays: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesdays: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:00pm to 8:00pm