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Art History Research Guide   Tags: art, art_history  

A guide to doing research in art history at the AHC libraries.
Last Updated: May 26, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Art History

This guide is designed to help students find and use library resources in Art and Art History.


 "Michelangelo Buonarroti: Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a Small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso) (24.197.2)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. eusts/ho_24.197.2.htm (October 2006)


Get Ready for Research!

Before you start researching an artist, piece of artwork or artistic movement, ask yourself some questions:

  • What do you already know about your topic?
  • What do you want to learn about your topic?
  • What are the questions your instructor is expecting you to answer?
  • Where are you going to find the BEST sources?

Content of this Guide

Welcome! Use this Library Guide to help you find ...

  • Books: Find different types of books - print and online, reference and popular.
  • Magazines and Journals: Find articles in magazines and journals in print and online.
  • Web Resources

Use the tabs at the top of this guide to get around.


  Library Hours

Hours and Contact Info
(summer hours vary)

Santa Maria Campus
Bldg L-South
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 3322

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Friday:  8 AM - 3 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 2 PM

Closed Sunday


Lompoc Valley Center
Bldg 1
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 5322

Monday and Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM 

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


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