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ART263: Renaissance & Baroque Art (2021)

Key Words: Suggested Categories

  • Art Form
  • Place
  • Historical period
  • Artist
  • Object
  • Medium
  • Genre or style
  • Audience/patron

Examples

Art Form + Place:

  • Architecture -- Italy
  • Sculpture -- Germany

Art + Historical Period + Place:

  • Art -- Renaissance -- Italy
  • Art -- Baroque -- (Netherlands OR Dutch)
    This example combines two different words for the same geographical area

Art + Topic + Historical Period:

  • Art -- Women -- Baroque
  • Art -- Patronage -- Sixteenth Century
  • Art and society -- Italy

Other useful category/topic words:

  • History
  • Social aspects
  • Social life and customs
  • Manners and customs
  • Women in art
  • Gender identity
  • Marriage in art
  • Monuments
  • Artists and patrons 

TIP: Use the *

Use the *  (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
Example:  illuminat* = "illuminated"+ ""+ "illumination" + "illuminations", etc.

Combining Key Words

AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:

Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Ask yourself these questions: Source Evaluation Check.

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