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ARTH1030: Art and Politics: Books & Encyclopedias

Research guide for Art History 1030: Art and Politics. The course provides a basic introduction to the representation of political ideas in works of art across different cultures and times, with an emphasis on contemporary art discourse. The course also a

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Some Useful General Search Terms

To find useful items in the Library catalog, consider using some of the following as search terms:

Art Political aspects

This term can be combined with specific places (e.g., United States, France, China, Spain, etc.), or people (e.g., African Americans, Mexican American, etc.) or events (e.g., specific wars, revolutions, etc.).

Politics in Art

Art and society

Art and the war

Getting Started

When looking for books or media, you'll want to start with the Search All option, our all-in-one-search tool.  Search All combines our Books & Media search with most of our Databases, allowing you to find articles, books, and other resources, all in one search!

Enter simple terms or concepts, rather than long phrases and questions.  For example, use terms like “gender” or “free trade” rather than “gender discrimination at work/glass ceiling”.  In this case, less is better…  Too many terms make it harder to find resources!

Combine more than one term or concept to narrow your results, and use the different limits on the results page to narrow even more.

And, if you're off campus, be sure to Log In to make sure you can easily access the materials you find!

Finding Books & Media at the Cheng Library

To find books and media that our library owns, use the Books & Media tab on our homepage, or search for everything with the Search All option.

Start with one or two keywords, adding quotation marks ("") around concepts with more than one word: for example, "African American" or "music theory"... quotes are not needed for single words, such as crime or intonation.

Narrow your results using the limits on the right side of the results page.

When you've found a book that looks interesting, click the title to learn more about it, or (if it's Available), write down the location and call number and head to the shelves to get it!

If you see an option to , the book/media is available online!

eBooks & Streaming Video

While searching the catalog, you'll find a number of books and videos with a location of Internet Resource, and a link in place of the call number.

Simply follow the link ('Click here for full text', 'View Streaming Video', etc.) to access the online version of these books and videos.

You will need to log in to view these items from off campus (and on campus, for videos).  If you are having trouble, contact the reference desk for assistance (973-720-2116; refdesk@wpunj.edu).