When searching for books in BearCat, it's ok to do a quick search (which by default, is a keyword search), but another powerful way to focus your search is by using a subject search (click on "general subjects"). The nice thing about this kind of search is that it can help guide you. When you enter a term, you will often see links pointing you to the official term used in the subject headings. For example, click on the links below and see what subject options appear. Click on one of these options and you can start to see how the subject headings are constructed. Remember that the subject is what the book is "about," so if you're looking for books about an artist, search that person's name as a subject. Searching for an artist as author will give you results that include catalogs (such as exhibition catalogs and Catalogues Raissonné).
There are a variety of subject headings that may be useful. Also note the appearance of "related subjects" links that can help discover broader and narrower terms used in the subject indexes.
Examples of relevant BearCat subjects:
Modernism (Art) -- Europe -- related subjects
Baylor's Interlibrary Loan Service -- known as OsoFast -- allows you to borrow materials from other libraries around the world. From many of the databases vailable through the library, you'll see the BU Info Links button --
that will help you acquire these materials. For more information on OsoFast, visit: http://www.baylor.edu/lib/ils/ or see options on the libraries' website under the "Services" tab on any page.