This guide is intended to direct you to fundamental resources to use when performing research in the area of art history. The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but are intended to help you achieve a sound start to your work.
Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions for additions or other ways to improve this guide.
Searching on Google will often pull up related articles on Wikipedia. Once you get to a helpful Wikipedia article, look through the outline and notice the different areas.
Remember, not everything on Wikipedia will be helpful or even true! At this point, you're gathering general information that you can use to find sources. Don't use Wikipedia as a source in your project.
TigerSearch looks through almost all of our library holdings. Use this search to figure out what kind of sources different keywords and phrases pull out. On the results page, you can also limit to source type (for example, newspapers) or limit to a certain time period.
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