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Renaissance Art Research in the UCLA Library

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for research on Renaissance Art. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information. Please use the informational tabs to find resources in different information categories. If you have any questions or suggestions for additions to the guide, please contact Robert Gore.

Essential Databases

  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Citations for books, journal articles, reviews, essays, conference proceedings, Festschriften, and exhibition catalogues pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art  
    Covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from European discoveries to the present, and contemporary art worldwide. Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals published from 1975-2007.
  • Art Source
    Includes full-text coverage of more than 600 journals and 220 books on "a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design." It wholly incorporates and significantly expands on the coverage and contents of the Art Full-text and Art Index Retrospective databases. Indexes illustrations. Coverage: late 1920s-Present


There are a number of library catalogs available to UCLA researchers:

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General Reference

Research assistance at the UCLA Arts Library is available in person on weekdays. Assistance in the social sciences and humanities is also available at the Charles E. Young Research Library. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.