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Art History Guide

This guide will help you find resources related to the topic of Art History. Use it to find:

and to learn how to:

How to Start your Research

If you are looking for a place to start your research on an artist, medium, period, country, style, you can start by searching Dictionaries and Encyclopedias for your topic, or reviewing the appropriate section in a general art history survey text book. Both these resources will give you dates, key artists, collections, names of historians and other terms to help narrow your search. 

Great sources to find images for research and study can be found in the Image Resources section. These databases that will help you find high quality and properly identified and attributed images of artwork.

Publications about recent research and more specific subjects in the field of art history can be found through searching the databases in the Finding Articles section.

For exhibition catalogs, monographs on individual artists, and publications focused on single time periods, media, and styles look at the Books and EBooks section for items you can access in the Library and online. 

For more help, you can always visit us at the Research Help Desk, chat live with a librarian online, or make an appointment with the subject librarian. 

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This guide has been created by the Ryerson University Library and Archives and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License unless otherwise marked.

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