Courbet, Gustave. Still Life: Apples, pears, and primroses on a table. 1871-2. Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena. ARTstor. Web. 6 May 2014.
You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Art History Survey Collection). Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.
Dan-Wobe Mask. 20th century. Wood, paint, brass bells, cloth. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Image available on Artstor,
For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as Grove Art Online. Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tips for Users' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online. The Oxford Companion to Western Art edited by Hugh Brigstocke is also part of Oxford Art Online.
To place art and architecture in context, consult Art and Humanities Through the Eras
Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful. To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Databases and E-Journals' search feature on the Library's Web site.
Fukuda Kodöjin. Mountain landscape. late 18th to mid-19th century. Hanging scroll (detail), ink and color on paper. Manyo'an Collection of Japanese Art. Available on Artstor.