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Don't forget to consult musuem websites, exhibition spaces websites, and digital collections online! These are fantastic resources for examining primary documents related to exhibitions.
Using a Variety of Sources
- Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles, catalogs, images and more.
- Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, Google Scholar.
Use different types of sources for background information.
- Subject encyclopedias are a great way to start your search on almost any subject, since they present overviews of topics,
- Surveys, edited books or anthologies by various authors can give you a broad viewpoint.
- Articles, typically found through databases, can be helpful in understanding the scholarly conversation about the topic.
Oxford Art Online
Covers all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. Includes the full text of 'The Dictionary of Art,' and gives users access to subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations, image links and images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as entries and images from the 'Oxford Companion to Western Art,' the 'Concise Dictionary of Art Terms,' and 'Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.' Thematic timelines and learning resources are also included.
Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Contains the complete texts of many Oxford companions, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference titles in a fully indexed, cross-searchable database. Included in addition to articles are images, maps, timelines, bibliographies, photographs and much more.
Provides full text online access to Gale electronic books, including encyclopedias and other reference resources.
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