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About Art History Research

  • First, 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.  The ASK QUESTIONS tab above gives some suggestions...

What is under each TAB along the top of this guide?  Here's some brief info:

  • Use ENCYCLOPEDIAS for background information:  we have some specific for the visual arts. 

  • Much of the work of art historians is published in BOOKS.  Biographies of artists, critical analysis of works or bodies of works, in-depth writing about genres or movements in art, the catalogs of art exhibits with the notes of curators or critics within, comprehensive catalogs of 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

  • Copyright considerations:  due to "fair use" laws, this is no a big deal for projects shown 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.

  • ASK QUESTIONS!  Ask as often as you wish.  Reference librarians love to talk with you about your research, and often we can help.

 
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