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Art 1 - Art & Civilization: Getting Started

a research guide for Prof. Beth's Art 1 students

Welcome to the Art 1 Libguide


This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may want to use if you are conducting research for Art 1 - Art & Civilization ( intended for Prof. Beth's Art 1 course(s) ).

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases, electronic sources and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.

Definition of Art & Ancient Civilization

ART: The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power (Oxford Dictionaries).

ANCIENT CIVILIZATION: Ancient civilization refers specifically to the first settled and stable communities that became the basis for later states, nations, and empires (Britannica kids). Some of the ancient civilizations are China, Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, Roman, Greek, Persia and etc.

Search Terms Suggestions

Suggested keywords and subject terms to use in your searches in the library catalog, electronic databses, and online resources. 


Art, Ancient



Art, Ancient -- Egypt

Art, Asian

Art, Egyptian

Art, Ancient -- Greek

Art, Ancient – Romans

Art, Ancient -- China

Art, Ancient -- India



Art, -- Middle East -- History

Art, Assyro-Babylonian

Art, Ancient -- Iraq

Iraq -- Antiquities

Art, Classical

Art, Medieval

Art, Medieval -- History

Art and society – History – To 1500

Art, Medieval – Europe, Northern

Christian art and symbolism – Medieval, 500 – 1500





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