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ARTH 3370: Northern Renaissance Art: Books & videos

Searching for books

Search for books and magazines one of three ways:

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  • BGSU Libraries Catalog: search for materials owned by BGSU and located in the Jerome Library, the Firelands library or the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository (which can be requested).
  • OhioLINK Central Catalog: search for materials owned by dozens of academic (and some large public) libraries in Ohio. Request online; delivery to Jerome Main Circulation desk in 2-3 business days.
  • WorldCat catalog: search for materials owned by of tens of thousands of academic, public, and special libraries internationally. Use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) link to request things not available from OhioLINK; allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

OhioLINK is a network of 80+ academic libraries in Ohio. Request books online and they will be delivered in 3-5 business days; you will get an e mail when the book is ready to pick up. See this webpage about OhioLINK borrowing for more information.

For more general borrowing information, see our Access Services webpage.

Subject searching

Keyword searches are a good way to start, but subject searches can be more specific. Try choosing "subject" from the drop-down menu in the catalog or a database and searching for some of these suggested subject terms.

Appropriate subject terms for Italian Renaissance art history include:

  • Art, Renaissance or Arts, Renaissance
  • Renaissance -- Italy
  • Medici House of
  • Sixteenth century
  • Fifteenth century
  • Specific media are also good subject words: painting, sculpture, altarpieces, bronze

Mix and match for the broadest search, for example: this search for subject: art / subject: Renaissance / subject: Northern.

To identify the subjects used to describe a book (or an article, if you are using a database), look for the "subjects" at the bottom of the full record.

Click on the headings to find more items with these subjects. You can use the same technique in the OhioLINK catalog and WorldCat.

Online videos

Streaming videos on Northern Renaissance art can be found in the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons and Kanopy. Here are a few.