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:
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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.
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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:
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