Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016     Views: 32

For resources on this topic, visit our A-Z Databases libguide, linked below. The libguide organizes databases by topic. Select the History and Genealogy tab. The database list in the center of the page is in alphabetical order. To access any of the ones mentioned below, simply locate it in the list and click the link.  When off campus, you will have to log in with your 7-digit College of the Mainland student ID number and last name.

One database, Ancient & Medieval History Online, has information about ancient art. Use the search phrase "prehistoric art". Include the quotation marks to search that exact phrase.

At the top of the result list, available format types are listed. There are articles, some images, and one video. The default is articles. To see images or video, click that format type. To see an article, just click the title link to access.

Another database to try is Academic Search Complete. Use the search phrase "paleolithic art". Again, include the quotation marks to search the exact phrase. From the result list, use the limiters on the left. Be sure to check the box next to Full Text.

You can also adjust the publication date and narrow subjects by clicking the Subject Thesaurus Term heading. You will see a short list of subjects and a blue Show More link under them. Click that link to retrieve a dialog box of all the subjects in the article list. Check the relevant subjects and hit the Update button. To access articles, click the title link, then from the detailed record page, select the Full Text option at the top left.

EBSCO eBooks also have titles about paleolithic art. Use the steps outlined for Academic Search Complete. You can narrow by subject and category.

ProQuest History is another database to try. Enter "paleolithic art" as the search term, then check the Full Text box under the search bar. From the result list, you can narrow by Subject, Category, and more. Click the headings to expand, then the More Options link under the short list that appears.

I'm also including links to How-To libguides on the databases. Access them for more detailed information on searching and using the tools, such as obtaining citations for your reference page.

Just in case, I need to clarify that you have contacted College of the Mainland Library, a community college in Texas. If you are a student at another college, you will not be able to access the databases from our website. All libraries require log ons unique to that institution. If this is the case, go to your own college library website to conduct research. You probably have some of the same databases available to you, and you can use the search tips to get started. You can also locate the contact information to get in touch with your librarians for help and further questions.

Please disregard this if you're a COM student. The submitted questions are anonymous, so we can't tell. We get questions from students at other schools who don't realize they have contacted another library.

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