ARH 101: History of Architecture: Ancient to Medieval
Find.....your search strategy
This class is designed as a companion to the ARCH 101 Orientation where you explored Virgo and more general architecture resources. Now, explore your topic and develop a strategy for finding information. What are the most important aspects?
Ex. Topic: Parthenon
|keyword:||architecture or building
religious or civic
|other terms:||classical, pericles, peristyle, acropolis|
For the most recent information on your topic, look for journal articles. These can be found in the periodical databases covering your subject. For more, see the list of Databases on the FAL homepage.
Covering European and American art from late antiquity (ca. 300 AD) to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals. The Bibliography of the History of Art is updated quarterly and covers 1973 to the present.
Contains extensive and diverse resources including primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps. Art and archaeology catalogs document a wide range of objects: over 1,500 vases, over 1,800 sculptures and sculptural groups, over 1,200 coins, hundreds of buildings from nearly 100 sites and over 100 gems.
Choose both Art Index and Art Index Retro for complete coverage. Art Index covers periodical literature from throughout the world and is a good place to search for articles on Asian architecture. This database will have some full text.
Lists journal articles and book chapters on all subjects related to Asia. Most articles are in western languages. Includes book reviews.
Historical Abstracts 1954-present
Indexes articles written on the history of the world from 1450 to the present, covering articles published in over 2,000 journals published throughout the world. Includes book reviews. Does not include articles about the US or Canada.
PIO: Periodicals Index Online 1665-present
Search for articles and book reviews in over 4000 international humanities and social sciences journals published from 1770 to the 1990s. Includes links to full text of articles in Periodicals Archive Online and in humanities and social science titles at JSTOR.
Full-text backfiles of many important scholarly journals in areas such as anthropology, asian studies, ecology, economics, education, history, literature, math, philosophy, politics, sociology, and statistics. Coverage is usually from the first issue to 3-5 years before the present.
Locate.........more material online
Locate ..........Print Resources
A selective sampling of reference titles for this period:
Dictionary of Islamic Architecture (FA-REF NA380 .P46 1996)
Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, 3 vols. (FA-REF DF521 .O97 1991)
Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens (FA-REF NA280 .T68 1971)
Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Rome (FA-REF NA310 .N28 1968 )
1. In Grove Art Online, who wrote the article on San Vitale?
2. In what journal would you find an article by Peter Kidson on Bourges Cathedral? What is the title of the article?
3. How many articles are there in the Avery Index on Queen Hatshepsut's temple?
4.What temple did Alexander finance in Priene? Which source did you use for this answer?
5. What is the title and subject of Gordon Taylor's article on the Alhambra?
6. What is the name of the article by J.C. Rathbun on Baalbek? In what journal is it published? Which source did you use to find it?