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Art History: Home

Find resources relating to art and architecture as well as tips for writing research papers.

Basic Information

Welcome to the Art History guide!

Leonardo da Vinci: Mona Lisa


The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo[) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world." ( John Lichfield, The Moving of the Mona Lisa, The Independent, 2005-04-02 (accessed 2018-11-29)

In This Guide

This guide will help you begin your research in art through the library's collections and beyond.

Use the tabs to navigate through the following pages of the guide:

 

  • Getting Started - tips on how to start your information search
  • Browsing Library Resources - types of resources and tips for searching
  • Reference for Background Information - get background information on your topic, identify key authors and works, and more by using bibliographies, subject encyclopedias and biographical sources
  • Books in the Catalog - view a selection of the books in the library
  • Finding Articles - information on citation formats, citation management tools and more.
  • Media for Visual Information - information for finding and using videos
  • Credible Websites - quality web resources in the field of art
  • Art News - RSS feeds with the latest news in art
  • Writing About Art - what to think about when writing about art
  • Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism - use these resources to properly credit your sources
  • Getting More Help - Having trouble finding something? Ask for help!