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Intro to Asian Art & Art of Buddhism 

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  • Research
  • Citing


Try searching for the name of your architect rather than a particular project. Also try searching for books on topics or themes you are analyzing.



Chinook is the catalog for books and other materials owned by the CU Libraries.



Search for books in libraries accross the country. Use request from ILLiad to get a book.

Finding Articles & Magazines

Articles will be a good source for finding analysis and specific arguments.


Use the "Find it at CU" button to search for full text. If there is no digital version available click "Request a copy" to request a scanned PDF be e-mailed to you.


Art Full Text

One of the primary art history databases


Bibliography of Asian studies

The main database for asian studies articles. Good if you want to relate your art to the history and culture of asian societies.


ATLA religion

Database to find religion articles, good if you are relating your art comes from a religious context

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Cite your Sources!

Use proper footnote and bibliographic format.  A Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press) provides information on footnoting and bibliography citations.  Footnote all quotations, statements of fact, and interpretations attributable to specific authors.  Use endnotes or footnotes, but do not footnote the text internally (using parentheses or brackets). 

Formatting Citations

You can use the OWL online guide to Chicago Style to help you format your biblioraphy. The library also has access to the official Online Chicago Manual.

Automate your Bibliography

There are several programs available that allow you to save citations you find on the web and automaticaly generate bibliographies. Using them at the outset of your research means you won't have to go back. These are huge time savers!
Citation Managers


A Firefox plugin that easily captures citations from library catalogs and article databases. Integrates with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice to generate bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations.



Stand alone software that allows you to organize your citations, add pdf's, and annotate. Integrates with word processing software.


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