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Sociology of Art Soc412: Library Guides

This guide will hep finding materials for your research paper

Quick Search - find books, journal articles and everything else

Quick Search will look for books, journal and magazine and newspaper articles and even materials from Special Collections. Searches will return many hits, sometimes too many.

A few tips for using Quick Search

  • Use the "Refine your search" tabs on the left hand side of the page
  • These tabs will allow you to limit by books, journal articles or to exclude newspaper articles
  • You can also limit to scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Also, notice in the results list, each entry has two small icons in the right hand corner
  • The icon with a box and a plus sign allows you to format and email the citation
  • Use "quote" marks if you are looking for an exact title
  • Use word and to search for information on two subjects - art and culture

Discovering Books

The easiest way to find books in our collection is to search the UNLV Library Catalog, listed below. If we do not have what you're looking for, try searching in the other catalogs listed. BorrowItNow, Link+, and WorldCat all allow you to borrow books from other libraries, for free!

New Books

Finding Background Information

The following resources provide background information on artists and art terms. They are a great place to start your research and will help you explore and focus possible topics. 

Online Resources

Print Resources

Academic Search Premier

The first place to look for journal articles is Academic Search Premier. ASP is the largest database and contains both scholarly and popular material from many disciplines.

Research Tips - you can search ASP with other Ebsco databases at the same time.

  • Open ASP, above the search box, there is link in blue that says "choose databases"
  • Click "choose databases" and see a list of all other Ebsco databases
  • Select other databases and hit Ok
  • This allows you to search ASP with Film and Television or PsyInfo or SportsDiscus
  • End result is the ability to find more sources for your topic without duplications


Newspaper databases are a great resource for finding reviews. 

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