Databases are great sources for finding information for your research paper. In the databases, you will find peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research. Journal Articles and Newspapers can be useful because you may find information on a topic that is so specific that no book has been written about it (and they may be more timely, since it takes some time to publish a book.) It is also a good idea to search across multiple databases, after all no database has every journal article ever written. As you will find out below, there are some databases that specialize in a specific subject and others that are for more general searches.
Below are some suggest databases that are great for research into art history. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, but rather a point to begin your search.
Below are some general databases that are great for research into art history. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, but rather a point to begin your search. General databases pull from a variety of subjects, so they are good for when your research crosses over into other subjects. Such as, architecture, theology, history, and anthropology/archaeology.