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What are some good websites to use for my research paper?

Asked by likipie (1454points) February 11th, 2012

I’m writing a research paper on art in 1800–1920, 1914–1945, and 1945-present. The first step I’m supposed to do is to pick 5 websites and fill out a form on each one so my teacher knows they’re legit and I’ve been searching all day and have found absolutely nothing. I tried Wikipedia and couldn’t find anything. Do you know of any other sites I can try?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Try five or six of the Art Museums that cover the art of those periods.

Jeruba's avatar

Are you looking for images of artwork from those periods or analysis and commentary on them?

You could start anywhere (e.g., Wikipedia) and pick up names of some artists, groups, movements, periods, etc., and then do your research using the keywords you found that way. I would expect there to be many once you start to narrow your search terms even a little bit. Wikipedia wouldn’t be the source you credit, of course; it’s just a way to get leads.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Are you in high school or college? What should these websites have on them – the art, the commentary, the facts? Are you looking for info on periods or movements, or on specific pieces?

Either way, ARTstor is a great resource for art history.

JaneraSolomon's avatar

Designhistory.org is good, and the history of the Bauhaus is very interesting and within your timeframes.
http://designhistory.org/Bauhaus3.html

2davidc8's avatar

I would add to @Jeruba‘s comment that Wikipedia articles usually have references at the end. So, I would start with Wikipedia using keywords that I know of, read the Wiki article, then check out the references at the end and go from there.

likipie's avatar

@Jeruba and @Aethelflaed I’m in high school and I’m looking for what kinds of art were popular in what areas and specific artists that were particularly popular in different areas for these eras. I could also use any other information (i.e. specific pieces of artwork).

@JaneraSolomon Thank you

likipie's avatar

@2davidc8 I’ve never thought of that, thank you.

MissRosie81's avatar

I would give Google Scholar a try :) This is a search engine I use very often. When you go to the main page of google, the ‘scholar’ option will be listed in the drop down menu.
You will get a range of sources (often they will be journal articles and book excerpts). These might help you out!
Good luck!! :) :)

auhsojsa's avatar

1. Choose a place.
2. Go to Google and enter that place plus “1800–1920 artworks, and etc”

Websites should pop up like maaaad.

Earthgirl's avatar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an art related timeline on it’s website . You can search by region and date. Check it out here:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/intro/atr/atr.htm

Stinley's avatar

As a librarian I recommend talking to your librarian or looking at the databases and resources that your school or public library have paid for. These tend to be much better quality than things for free on the internet.

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