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Art research requires the consultation of many different kinds of sources from scholarly articles, books, and images of works of art. This guide provides a quick overview of common materials and sources students may need to consult when preparing research papers and didactics as well as sources for inspiration and the development of technical mastery of their own creative work.

Art Encyclopedia

Grove Art Online is a great place to learn background information about a person, medium, movement, or other art-related topics. It is one of the most important and up-to-date encyclopedias of art.

Art Databases

Art Full Text is a database of the scholarly, popular, and trade literature on art as well as information from museums. You can access articles from journals like African ArtsAmerican Art, Art Education, and October.

Other Databases

Fine & Performing Arts Librarian

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Angela Pratesi
Rod Library
University of Northern Iowa
1227 W. 27th St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-3675
(319) 273-6257