WR100: Art and Life

September 23, 2013–WR100–Professor James R. Weiss


  • –BULS searches for print and e-books (but not within e-books), ejournal articles, and more…
  • –BULS does not search for newspaper articles or in many bibliographic databases such as Art Full Text.
  • –BULS does search Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science), JSTOR, MLA Bibliography (Modern Language Association), and Project Muse
  • –Type in your keyword(s) such as       caravaggio social*
  • –The results will include both books and articles. You can look through all the results or look at books first, then articles.
  • –To maximize your results, click on Expand. This will add some non full-text results.
  • –Each result indicates that it is available either in print or online or sometimes both.
    View It =  online     Get It  =  print
  • –Each result has the link “More information.”  Information might include an annotation, linked subject headings, and links to print, email, RefWorks, Endnote.
  • –Some results might also include the link “Recommendations.” Click it for citations to additional online articles.
  • –Results are citations to books and articles.  When a list of citations are attached to a book or article, they are called references, works cited, or bibliography. An example of a journal citation is:  Olson, Todd P. “Pitiful Relics: Caravaggio’s Martyrdom of St. Matthew.” Representations 77.1 (2002): 107-42.

Database Icon DATABASES A-Z

Results (citations to articles) from the following databases will be from both online journals and print journals (you will need a journal’s call number to find it in the library).

Art Full Text

Art Index Retrospective

To find out if the library has a journal, type the name of the journal in the search box at www.bu.edu/library.  If the journal is online, you will get link(s) to it.  If the journal is in print, you will get a call number.

Add to e-Shelf

Art history.

Association of Art Historians (Great Britain) ; Oxford, etc. New York, etc. Basil Blackwell, etc. ; 1978

Available at Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (N5300 .A75M )
Get It

Art history (Online)

Wiley Online Library 2010 Full Collection
Available from 1997 volume: 20 issue: 1
Wiley Online Library
Available from 1997 volume: 20 issue: 1
EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier
Available from 1981
Most recent 1 year(s) not available


Evaluate your journal sources - Scholarly sources/peer reviewed/refereed journals
Evaluate your book sources – look for Book Reviews (book reviews are journal articles)
for example, type “Caravaggio’s cardsharps trickery and illusion in the Big Box: the results will include the book itself plusa review.


Tools IconTOOLS

Research Guides Librarian selected resources by subject: see Art History
How-to Guides
Create Bibliographies (RefWorks and more)


Feel free to contact me with questions: Ruth Thomas — rthomas@bu.edu