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ART 201: Introduction to Art History: Find Articles

Requesting materials during COVID-19

As staffing permits, we will continue to offer limited Interlibrary Loan services so you can continue to access materials from libraries across the country.  Staff will continue to process requests for articles and book chapters.  If the GAC building remains open to students and faculty, staff will process requests for physical books for those who remain on campus and can pick up the items. We will not be able to process book requests for patrons who are not on campus to pick up their items.
Please note:  due to the uncertainty of the situation, many libraries across the country may be closed or short-staffed.  This will negatively affect our ability to fulfill article, book chapter, and book requests on your behalf.  Requests may take extra time to be filled, or they may not be filled at all.  We urge everyone to look for open access and open educational resources available online.
Thank you for patience and understanding.  If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Natasha Finnegan at or Amy Jones at

Why use articles?

Why use articles for research?

  • For very recent, current information
  • Cover very specific subjects
  • Popular topics
  • Alternative viewpoints
  • Reports on scholarly research

Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

Database searching

When searching for articles, be more specific with your searching. Articles tend to cover very specific or niche topics, and are also published more quickly than books, meaning the information is typically more current than the general information you can gather from books.

Evaluating Resources

Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals