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Art and Art History: Background Research

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Why Conduct Background Research

Background Research

To gain familiarity with your topic.

To narrow your topic by finding specific aspects on which to focus.

To provide historical and social context about your artist and/or artwork.

To identify experts related to the topic.

Art & Art History Databases

Biography Databases

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Questions & Comments

General Reference (Encyclopedias)

Academic Journal Databases

New York Times

Ebook Databases

Electronic Books (Ebooks)

The following electronic book databases are best for detailed, in-depth analysis and discussion covering a variety of academic topics.

  • For reference ebooks, please select Reference Databases in the dropdown menu under the Research Databases tab above.
  • For print books, access the Books & Media to search through the library's catalog.


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