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You can search for books by entering your search terms in the search box and clicking the Search button. Your search will take you to the Primo OneSearch library catalog, where you can view books on your search topic(s).

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Search Terms

Possible search terms for the catalog:

Medieval AND "daily life"

"Middle Ages" AND "daily life"

Italy AND "social customs"

"American arts and crafts movement"

Victorian AND "daily life"

Furniture AND "art deco"

"Interior design" AND 1960s

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search through specialized encyclopedias for information on artistic styles and historical eras. Consider limiting your results to the arts.

Films on Demand

Search for video clips on historical eras or artistic styles. 


Other Resources

Find books about historical eras and artistic styles. Limit your results to books. This database is especially useful for finding recent titles in electronic format.

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Internet searching

When searching for a phrase, put quotation marks around the phrase.

Example: "Victorian era" AND "daily life"

To narrow your results to reputable sites, search by domain types .edu, .org, .gov.


"Middle ages" AND costume

"industrial age" AND "daily life" site:(.edu OR .gov OR .org)

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