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ERH 215

Etruscan civilization, 6th century b.C. Goldsmithery. Gold necklace with head of river god Achelous. Detail of the pendant.

Goldsmithery, gold necklace with pendant head of river god Achelous. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. Accessed 4 Oct 2016.


This guide is designed to help with your art history research. These are recommended sources to use as you search for 10 sources for your bibliography and research paper.

Use the blue tabs to navigate between different library resources.

If you have any questions, contact Col. Janet Holly, Reference Librarian.

General search tips

In no particular order...

  • Use the Getty Union List of Artist Names to find the accepted spelling of an artist's name.
  • Spelling counts.
  • Use quotation marks around a phrase... most of the time.
  • Often, there are alternative names.
  • Decide whether to include name of artist, time period, or location.
  • Sometimes less specific is better.
  • Ask your librarians if you aren't finding enough (or good enough) sources. They're here to help.

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