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Arts databases

Caravaggio's Calling of St. Matthew

Art Abstracts
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1984-present.

Art Index Retrospective
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1929-1984.

Bibliography of the History of Art
Articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer's catalogs on European and American art and art history, 1973-present.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Articles on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and historic preservation, from journals published worldwide. Date coverage varies by title; some 1912-present.

Finding other scholarly articles

Historical Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to present, 1954-present.

Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.

Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
A bibliography of scholarly publications on the Middle Ages and Renaissance; the ITER Italia manuscript catalog; and three journals. Covers the period 400-1700; citations date back to 1784.

MLA International Bibliography
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920’s -

There are literally hundreds of additional articles on Caravaggio in these non-art article databases. Think outside the box!


    Books on Caravaggio

    Caravaggio book cover

    A subject search in the Five Colleges Library catalog for "Caravaggio", and all the various subheadings under this main heading, retrieves 391 hits.

    But a search in WorldCat retreives 2,320 books, 242 Internet sites, 169 visual resources, 9 archival sites, two serials (journals), etc. Obviously there's a lot more out there on Carvaggio than we have in the Five Colleges. Use Interlibrary Loan to have these materials brought here for your papers.



    Welcome to the library course guide page for Art History 370: Carvaggio.

    This guide is intended to help you in your class work. In the database pages, I have suggested both general and art-specific databases which may have articles relating to your research. It is not, of course, exhaustive.

    If you'd like an individual research consultation on your paper topic, please contact me and we'll set up a time to meet.

    If you've reviewed all the presentations in the "Library research help," I drive home a few key points here.

    Dr. Peter Stern



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