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Art History 142 / Ancient Art History: Home

A guide to resources to be used for the art comparison labels.

Welcome to Art History 142 Research Guide

Use this guide to remind you of resources demonstrated during the library research workshop.

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Go Beyond Wikipedia

Wikipedia's a great place to start looking for information when you don't know much about a topic.  However, it's a "wiki," which means that anyone can edit the information in the articles - information may or may not be checked for accuracy in a timely fashion.  It's also not a scholarly or academic source. It's an encyclopedia, providing an overview of topics, not in-depth, academic evaluation.  Because anyone can edit the articles there's no way of knowing whether the author is an expert or not.  So here are a few tips for using Wikipedia:

  • Start there, but don't end there. Follow the links at the bottom of Wikipedia articles.  Often, these are more reliable, academic, and/or primary sources that will help you get good, quality information.
  • Use Wikipedia to help find names, keywords and phrases about your topic to help you as you search.
  • This video can help  (click on icon in lower corner to see full-screen).
  • The rest of this guide can help you find additional resources - in the library's print resources, in our journal databases and on the web.

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