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.
Locate artists' works on the Internet using a search engine such as Google; or visit a site that collects information about works from over 180,000 artists: Artnet.com
Artsy, a resource for collection and education, aims to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
Hockney, David. Flowers Sent as a Gift. 1995, Oil on canvas. Exhibited at André Emmerich Gallery, Spring 1996. Image and original data provided by Larry Qualls. ARTstor.
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
You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj). Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.
Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on UTube