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ARTH 200 World Art History I

Useful resources for study of world art and architecture from prehistoric times through the fifteenth century.

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tools and Resources' (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 'Access Databases and E-Journals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Find Articles in Databases

History of the World in 100 Objects

Online Books

Museum Websites

Museum Publications

Specialized Online Encyclopedias