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ARTH 207 - 20th Century Art: Find Scholarly Articles

Research tips for ARTH 207 students. 2020

Find Articles

Scholarly journal articles - found in library databases - provide specific, in-depth information.

Start here or use the databases by title or by subject lists on the library website.

Search Strategies

Customize your search to improve results.
This is where your list of keywords comes in handy!

Group keywords with quotation marks to search as an exact phrase
Example: “book of genesis”
& Use AND to combine several keywords or phrases
Example: “creation story”  AND paintings
+ Use OR to search for information about one term, 
and also articles about another term. 
Example: cupid OR eros
* Use the asterisk if you want to search multiple iterations of a keyword. 
Example: sculpt* = sculpture, sculptors, sculpted

Advanced Search features make it easy to narrow a large result list. For example:

  • Subject links limit results to a specific topic or discipline
  • Specify a publication date range
  • Search within the title of an article, the summary or the entire text

Working From Off-Campus

You can use SCAD databases from any computer!

  • Log in using your last name as it appears on the front of your SCAD ID card
  • For ID Number, use the 9-digit number located on the front of your SCAD ID card
  • You should now be logged in and able to search.

Ask A Librarian if you are having difficulties logging in.

Recommended Research Databases

If Catalog Plus is too overwhelming, or you want to do a really concentrated search for a topic in art history, you can search directly in one of the databases below.

Accessing Full Text

When using a database, book for PDF links, or in Catalog Plus look for a Full Text Online link. Click to access the article.

Not all articles are available as PDF, or there may be multiple options for access. If you click 'Find it @ SCAD' or 'Full Text Online' you may see the below page:

find it at scad

No digital OR print options for your article? Not sure how to find a printed article on the shelf? Experiencing technical issues/broken links?  Ask A Librarian for help!