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ARTH 425 Roman Art and Archaeology

The art and architecture of ancient Rome and its forebears, the Villanovans and Etruscans.

Specialized Online Encyclopedias

Finding Articles

Search these online databases to find articles on your topic/artist:

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online or its predecessor in print, the Encyclopedia of World Art (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1959-1983.  Ref. N 32 .E4833) - half of each volume consists of illustrative plates.  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.

ARTstor Images for Your Presentation

Portrait Bust of Hadrian as General.  c.130-138 A.D. Bronze. Musée du Louvre. Available from ARTstor.

 Find images for your presentation or paper in 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 YouTube