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A research guide to support the Museums & Society program and related programs and departments.
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Research Guide for Newspapers
Find newspaper articles, both current and historical, on your topic by using the resources listed on this guide.



Research Guide for Statistics
Find statistics, both current and historical, for many fields of study.


Google Custom

Search across the websites of many Art Museums in the U.S., Canada, and European countries.


Featured Resource

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.


Google Book Search

Search inside books made available on the Internet; view or preview them online, then check to see if our library owns or has access to them. 

Search the JHU Libraries Catalog

Use Catalyst to find books and other research materials owned by the JHU libraries.


Search for Articles

For a quick search in general humanities databases from the EBSCO suite, try: Article Search in Catalyst.

For more in-depth coverage and advanced searching capacity, try the individual databases listed below. For a more complete list, use the Online Resource tab above.



The resources below are excellent for basic, background information in many fields of study.

For a more complete list, use the Background tab above.


Auction Information

The Library does not subscribe to any current source for art auction information.  However, limted auction data is available at the websites below for free; more current or complete information can be acquired if you personally subscribe to these services.

It's possible that articles in journals and trade publications may have some auction information.  So, you may wish to search Art Full Text to see if articles have been published on the object you're researching.


Featured Web Site

A History of the World - The British Museum & BBC
A partnership between the BBC and the British Museum involving schools, museums and audiences across the UK, this site uses objects to tell a history of the world. You’ll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK.

Google Scholar

This feature searches across many scholarly Internet sources.

To show links to JHU Library Resources within search results, change Google Preferences on your computer.


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