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FAH198: Shocking Artists, Shocking Art

Researching Art!

Welcome to the research guide for FAH198. This guide will help you become familiar with different types scholarly information resources for art history research.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Art History Subject Guide and explore the highly selective list of major reference resources in the field of Art History including: 

Finding ImagesPrimary Sources for Art HistoryArticles in Scholarly Journals

Online ResourcesDigital HumanitiesPodcasts in Art HistoryOther Guides useful for Art History Research

Quick Links and Getting Started

There are many resources listed in the tabs on the left.  For students that are new to field of Art History, here are the most basic steps to finding information:


1. Encyclopedias 

 Oxford Art Online

2. Find Books in the Library catalogue

    University of Toronto Libraries Catalogue


3. Find Articles

International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

Art & Architecture Source (ESCO)

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)





Plaster casts (c.1850) of the Roman busts of Empress Faustina and Cato the Elder, situated in the Library of the Department of Art History.


Helpful Guides for Writing about Art