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Art 236: Writing for and About the Arts (Summer 2020) : Home

A research guide on online art research

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Anna Simon
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Kohler Art Library
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800 University Ave.
608-263-2257

Reference Sources for Exploring Your Topic

Major Art Research Databases (Articles)

Accessing Full Text of Articles Online

FINDING FULL TEXT OF AN ARTICLE IN A DATABASE

In Articles Search 

When you find an article of interest in Articles Search ...

If the article shows "Article: Available Online":

  1. Click "Show online links."
  2. Click the blue link for a resource that has the article available.

If the article shows "Article: Requestable": 

  1. Click "Request a copy" link.
  2. Fill in form (it may be pre-filled).
  3. Click "Submit Request." 

The article will be sent to you electronically.  You will receive an email when the article is available online to download.

In an article database

When you find an article of interest in one of the databases listed in Databases pages ...

Look for the full text version (PDF, HTML, Linked)

If no full text available:

  1. Click red "Find It" button or "Find It @UW-Madison" link.
  2. Click on a blue link under "from this source." 
  3. Check the dates of availability below the blue link.

If no sources for availability through Find it:

  1. Click "Request a copy if not available online (1-9 days)."
  2. Fill in form (it may be pre-filled)
  3. Click "Submit Request."

The article will be sent to you electronically.  You will receive an email when the article is available online to download.

If you need assistance, please use the Ask a Librarian service

 

FINDING FULL TEXT OF AN ARTICLE FROM A CITATION

Use Articles Search 

  1. Go to Articles Search.
  2. Type in the article title, or other citation information, and click "Submit."
  3. Follow instructions above for "In Articles Search."

The following method below will always work to determine if the Library has access to the article.  Article Search does not contain all the article content to which the Libraries have access.

Use Journals Search 

  1. Go to Journals Search.
  2. Type in the journal title and click "Submit."
  3. Click the title in the list of results that corresponds to the journal in which the article appeared.
  4. Click blue link under "Online Access" on the right side of Catalog entry for the journal.
  5. Search the title of the article to find the entry for the article in a database or journal subscription.
  6. Look for link for PDF download.

If you need assistance, please use the Ask a Librarian service