GOOGLE SEARCH + EVALUATING SOURCES

Use multiple sources, not just wikipedia!

It’s important to get a thorough understanding of an artist before writing about them. Museum, gallery and education sites are great places to start (try to get in the habit of analyzing the URLs in the search results - look for names of prominent museums, galleries or .org / .edu sites). Searching on youtube can provide some excellent content as well. Academic databases like ebsco and jstor can also be quite good, especially if you’re looking for in-depth analysis.

Click here for the handout on Researching an Artist


SEARCH TIPS

  • Use site:edu to search just .edu sites or site:org for.org sites.

  • New content (within the last 3 years) is often more relevant. Use advanced search to filter to a time frame.

  • Use the hotkey command F to search for a specific word or phrase on a page. This helps you jump straight to what you're looking for on a page with a lot of information.

  • Going straight to the resources listed in the citations of a wikipedia entry can usually lead to valuable content.


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Sculptural Realism - Compare + Contrast Resources (corresponding with Mrs. Page's talk on January 28th)
MAP Presentations


RESOURCES
List of Artists + Movements
Academic Resources - This takes you to our shared google docs archive.
Will Gompertz's tube map




RESEARCH DATABASES

Jstor - see me for the link to create an account if you don't already have one
Ebsco - see me for username / password
GALE - see me for password


LINKS TO START WITH

The Art Story - Art Movement Timeline, image comparison and more.
Art 21 - Use this to research contemporary artists
Wiki Paintings
Art Babble