Art History Research
Images on this page are links to the Hielbrunn Timeline of Art History at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
FOR MORE SOURCES, USE THE TABS ABOVE THE IMAGES TO GET AROUND THIS GUIDE.
About Art History Research
- Consult your professor's assignment carefully. Talk with him or her if you have questions about the assignment.
- Confer with a librarian about your search strategies and results at any time during your research process.
What is under each TAB along the top of this guide?
- Use ENCYCLOPEDIAS for background information.
- BOOKS. Find biographies of artists, critical analysis of works, catalogs of art exhibits or the works of a particular artist (catalogue raisonné) ...
- ARTICLES in this guide are scholarly articles published primarily in journals in the field of art history.
- OPEN WEB sources abound. Some are better than others, of course. Suggestions and some selections are offered ...
- CITE your sources! Whose ideas have you used to support your own? Get some help on the CITING SOURCES tab.
- INTERLIBRARY LOAN: if we don't have something you need, we can probably get it for you with no fees
- Due to "fair use" laws students have use images quite freely only in class, but the legal implications are very different out in the bigger world (like if you are thinking about posting a project to the open web) ... check USING IMAGES for guidance about copyright considerations.
- ASK QUESTIONS! Ask as often as you wish. Reference librarians love to talk with you about your research, and often we can help.