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Art History - Greensburg Campus

This guide will assist you in your research for Dr. McAlister's Art History courses. It will also provide you with links to helpful sites and people.

Online Art History Reference Resources

You can access these resources both on- and off- campus.

The Research Process & Tips

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. More specific search terms will yield better results. Some examples of broad topics that can be further narrowed down include:
    • Sistine Chapel Frescoes
    • Patrons in Renaissance Italy
    • Greek Vase Painting
    • Near Eastern Art
  • Search PittCat and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

There are some other LibGuides (research guides) at the University of Pittsburgh that you may find helpful. At, search by subject under "Art and Architecture" or browse by "art." Here are a few that you may find useful for this class or Dr. McAlister's other classes.