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MING, ARTH-19, Credible Sources: Find Books & Videos

Library Databases & Specific Resources

Historical, Political, Social Movements/Events

Why Use Books, eBooks?

Books and ebooks are a good source for background and history on a topic: the who, what, where when and why. They are geared for non-experts, so they're a great place to start the research process. 

Find Print Books, Chaffey Library

Need more information about an artist, period, culture or country, medium or art movement? Try our local Chaffey Library collection of print books as we have an excellent collection of art history titles! Remember to check that status of the book is available and make a note of the call number, the book's "address" on our shelves. Can't find a given book? Contact us or come see us at one of our service desk and we'll be happy to help.

Strategies for Finding Relevant Resources

Having trouble finding resources on your chosen artwork or artist? Try the following:

  • Search for other works done by the artist. 
  • Search for information on the movement(s) or categories under which work/artist classified.
  • Search for similar works and artists from the same movement(s)/categories.
  • Look for background on the issues, concerns and beliefs of the contemporary era to which the artist/artwork connected..

Still struggling to locate relevant resources? Contact a librarian and we'll be happy to help!

YouTube Search & Vimeo Link

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