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FYS Taking a Walk in a Painting: Velazquez's Las Meninas: Start Here

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Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. It includes a topic pages with mind maps (example: Spain) and specialized entries from several encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources (example: Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva (1599 - 1660) in The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art & Artists). As a reference source, it's a good place to start and to help formulate your topic.

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub's Database tab

Find all our databases at Databases A-Z.

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Books & eBooks at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to your topic to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalogWhen you find a good item, try the subject links to lead to more resources on the topic. Also browse the shelf nearby for related titles. Ask your librarian for advanced search tips!

Try some of these subject headings in WorldCat:

Painting, Spanish 17th century | Art and society | Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660 | Portrait painting, Renaissance | Philip IV, King of Spain, 1605-1665 Art patronage | Painting, Baroque | Catholic church | Museo del Prado

Sample Articles

Access articles via the Databases A-Z page. If off campus, you'll need to log in with your SUEID.

Note: You can also copy the title of these then paste into the search box, whether on WorldCat or in a database like Academic Search Complete to get to these articles. Email hookerk@southwestern.edu if you have any access problems with these.

Remember to consider whether your article is scholarly or popular- consult this chart or a librarian for help.