Off-campus access to research databases is restricted to current CSU faculty, staff, and students.
To access research databases from off-campus, you will have to authenticate first -- select Cleveland State University, and then enter your name, CSU ID, and Library PIN. If you don't have a Library PIN yet, then you can create one on the My Account page.
Use Interlibrary Loan to get articles you need that are not in the Michael Schwartz Library or available online.
Search WorldCat to find titles not owned by CSU or available through OhioLINK. Use Interlibrary Loan to request these materials.
Scholarly articles provide the most accurate and reliable research available. If you are unsure if an article is scholarly, ask yourself these questions:
Who wrote the article, and why did they write it? What are the author’s credentials?
Who edits the journal? In a scholarly journal, you will often find the members of the editorial board and their credentials listed near the cover page of the journal.
Who would read this article? Is the article something anyone could easily understand, or would someone with a deep interest in the subject best understand the article? Scholarly articles are written for scholars, not the general reader.
Why was this article written? Scholarly articles are written to advance research in a field. They often present original research and ideas.
Does the author tell you where they got their information? Do they cite their sources? All scholarly articles will have a bibliography.
Start your search for articles in these Art Research Databases. Also, see the Research Databases by Subject page and browse Art.
Doing research in the field of Art History involves learning about the culture, literature, and history of the time. The following databases will help you discover background information for your research paper topics.