Be strategic and start early
An Internet search can quickly yield numerous results, but locating credible and relevant sources for academic research is usually a much longer, more thoughtful, nonlinear process.
Before deciding on your artworks:
- Ensure you can find the required number of reputable sources on those works.
- Start your research long before selecting your artworks.
It could be very frustrating for students who select works only to find out later that not much has been written about the art or their creators.
Museums as resources
- Visit Museum websites as an additional source to gain credible facts about your artwork, artist, or period of your choosing.
- Contact the museum.
- Many museums have a library with qualified staff eager to help you through your research assignment.