Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:
Everything vs. Library Catalog vs. Articles
|Search Scope||What is included?||When should I use it?|
For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?
A Selection of Useful Subject Headings
Try a SUBJECT search using one of the Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:
|Religious architecture||Sacred space|
|Architecture and religion||Shrines|
The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:
Databases for Art & Architecture
Databases for Archaeology
What is ?
FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.
To search for books use the library catalog, either Library Search Tool. You can search by author or title. Some books will also be published as part of a series. The series title is also a searchable field though searching by author or title are still going to be your best bet.
Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman
2015 China's Early Mosques. Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
Use the Journals Search to see if we have a subscription to the journal. Search by the journal name. Once you access the journal, either online or in print, you'll be able to navigate to your specific article.
**The Everything and Articles search scopes will return individual articles in a search, however, it is not searching all of our subscriptions, so searching by the journal title is the safer bet.
Connelly, Joan B.
1996 Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze. American Journal of Archaeology 100(1): 53-80.
The Library Search Tool is definitely your friend. When searching for a chapter in an edited volume, remember you must search by the title of the work that contains the chapter or the editors of the work.
2012 Ritual and Cosmology in the Chaco Era. In Religious Transformations in the Late Pre-Historic Pueblo World, edited by Donna M. Glowacki and Scott van Keuren, pp. 50-65. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.