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ENGL 3159: English Colloquium Fall 2020 (Akbari)

Researching Art, Art History, and More with the CLIO Catalog

To search for books, as well as journals and other periodicals (by title), or films, or sound recordings, select Catalog in the drop down menu above.

Enter your search terms. Some tips:

  • Use AND between terms to get more specific results, which contain ALL the terms.
  • Use OR between terms to get broader results, containing ANY of the terms.
  • If you want to search words together as a phrase, enclose them in quotes (example: "Aphra Behn")
  • Use * (the asterisk) as a symbol for missing letters when you want to search for a word with variant spellings, or for multiple words with the same stem. (example: feminis* searches feminist, feminism)


After you have entered a search in the catalog, you can use the boxes on the left side of the screen to narrow down your results. Some options:

  • Format: Select "online" to narrow down to sources you can access online. (note: there are some sources that you can also read digitally scanned versions of using HathiTrust; these will not appear as "online" sources, so you can also look out for links below certain print sources that will take you to a database where you can read a scanned copy).
  • Publication Date: You can use this to limit by the date a work was published. 
  • Language: You might use this to limit to English for works translated into English, or another language of your choice.
  • Subject (Genre): You might use this to limit to work of a specific literary genre.

You can also use the "Sort By..." drop down feature at the top of the search results list to change the order of your search results (by date, or alphabetically by title, for instance).



Databases: Broad in Scope

Databases: Art History

Databases: Renaissance Studies and Historical Contexts