The internet provides open access to a tremendous amount of information, including peer reviewed, scholarly material. However, be mindful of your sources. Consider the following:
Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?
Purpose - Why was the source created?
Publication & Format - Where was it published?
Relevance - How is it relevant to your research?
Date of Publication - When was it written?
Documentation - Did they cite their sources?
As follows are some websites on art and design that we recommend. These websites are not as thoroughly indexed as the databases, but they do provide scholarly material.
Google Arts & Culture - Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories, and knowledge of cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips.
Smarthistory/Khan Academy - Smarthistory is a free resource for the study of art history created by art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Smarthistory is an independent not-for-profit organization and the official partner to Khan Academy for art history.
Google Scholar - Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies and tells the story of art and global culture through the collection.
Art Genome Project - The Art Genome Project is the classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics (called “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.