This guide is intended to help you research topics in art and art history, a field with a wide variety of library resources. Art research encompasses the study of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, design, graphic arts, and intersects other subjects such as geography, anthropology, and mass media. Thanks to Claire Dannenbaum and Dan Macnaughtan who created this beautiful guide for Lane Community College, and allowed us to share it with you.
Using the tabs at the top of the Research Guide, navigate through the tabs to locate the specific type of resources you need including reference sources, books, journals and research databases, and web resources. Use the tab for Image Resources to find links to many online sources for images to use for study and research.
Attributed to Sophilos: Chalcidian shaped volute-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), terracotta, 19 3/8 x 21 13/16 in. (49.2 x 55.4 cm), d.17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm), early 6th century BC (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fried Gift, 1977, Accession ID: 1977.11.2); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art - http://www.metmuseum.org
What are the key concepts of your topic? Can you broaden or narrow your focus? Consider focusing on one or more of the following:
Does your topic overlap other subject areas such as anthropology, geography or political science?