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ART264: Modern Art (2020): Articles & Databases

A guide for students in Professor Genevieve Hendricks's class, created by Librarian Maryke Barber

Books, Articles & Films from Hollins and RC

Search the Hollins and Roa. College collections:

Art Journal Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

Art News, Interviews, Reviews and More

How to search

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.

Smart Searching Tips

Create a list of key words, and try different key words in your searches:

Who, what, where, when....topics, names and places are all good key words, so are titles, events or historical periods, genres/styles/other categories, expert terms.
Add to your list by looking for:

  • Subject terms in the catalog and databases.
  • related terms (intaglio, monoprint)
  • synonyms (female - woman)

No results? Search more broadly: 

Try your search using fewer terms, or change to broader terms: for example, use the term paintings (broad), instead of just portraits (narrower).

Too many results? Narrow down by adding something:

Try combining  search words, using "and" in between.

Search Tools

Always combine your terms using "AND":

picasso AND drawing AND models 

Use the *  (asterisk) wildcard, to search several terms at once.

paint* = paint, painter, painters, paintings etc.

Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase:

"abstract expressionism"