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.
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 'Journals & Periodicals' search feature on the Library's Web site.
Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf, Mesopotamia, Hatra, A.D. 2nd-3rd century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1932 (32.145a, b) Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The best place to find images for your presentation or paper is the database, ARTstor. Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group. Then view information on how to Export to Power Point To use an image in your paper, you will first need to download it to your computer.
You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Egyptian and other Ancient Art (Arielle Kozloff Brodkey)). Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.
Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on