Research Resources for ART 371/471
Researching contemporary artists requires us to cast a wide net:
- web sites, particularly sites managed by the artist themselves, are particularly valuable
- there may be fewer scholarly sources because the artists are still working
- primary sources like the works themselves and interviews with the artists tend to be available through non-scholarly channels
- we can benefit from searching the full text of resources (as with Google Books) to find sections dedicated to the artist and his/her work
We'll look together at 3 categories of sources, moving from small databases to larger ones.
- Hartwick Library Catalog
Combines the holdings of thousands of libraries across the globe. Interlibrary loan through "Illiad - ILL Request" link in each record.
- Google Books
Searches the full text of books, but may not show you more than thumbnail results
Search systematically through each of the database options on the Art Periodicals page.
- ARTstor for high quality images. ARTstor also provides helpful guidance for citing its images
- Google Images
- throughout the class we used the "cite" feature in our databases to supply us with mostly correct Chicago citations
- we also used the Purdue Owl Chicago style guide
- Refworks is another option for citation management and formatting
Steve Lee ceramics, Google Images.