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Art and Art History Research Guide

Use this guide to find UNO library resources and other helpful research tools for Art and Art History.

Finding Books at Criss Library

You may use a chapter from an edited book for your assignment. The books below may help you in your search. Find them either in Criss Library or online; click on the book title for more information. Look carefully at the title and abstract or first paragraph of the chapter to ensure the topic and time period fits the assignment parameters.

Searching in JSTOR

Try combinations of the search terms below to find an article in JSTOR about the role of women in Northern Renaissance art.

  • Think of the combination like this: Place + Time + Subject (but you don't have to use the plus signs in your search)
  • In JSTOR you can type them one after the other, like this: Germany Renaissance Women's roles
  • To limit the list to articles about art, select the Art and Art History box in the subject area under "Refine Results" on the left side of your screen. Continue browsing past articles titled "Front Matter" and "Back Matter" and "Books Received" -- there are often some great articles deep in the results list!
Place Time Subject






Low countries


14th century

15th century

16th century

Women's art

Women's patronage

Female patrons

Art of women

Women painters

Female painters

Women's work

Women's roles

Wives in art

Sisters in art

Daughters in art

Saints in art

Virgin Mary in art

Nuns in art


Finding a Technical Article

Do an Advanced Search in JSTOR for articles about Northern Renaissance painting in the National Gallery Technical Bulletin.

  1. Go to the Advanced Search in JSTOR
  2. Make sure you enter at least one search term or "Keyword" in the top fields. A good search term to try is a specific artist's name.
  3. Scroll down below the "Narrow Results" text
  4. Enter the journal title (National Gallery Technical Bulletin) in the "Journal or Book Title" field or, for books, you can enter the ISBN in the ISBN field
  5. Scroll back up to select "Submit Advanced Search"
  6. The results you see will contain your search term within the journal or book that you specified