Fine Arts | Research Sources in Art History
A575 | 9353 | White

This course is required for all entering Masterís students in Art
History.  Other interested graduate and undergraduate students
require permission of the instructor before enrolling.
This course is a general introduction to library research which
includes an overview of indexing concepts relevant to the use of
library catalogs, national bibliographies, library catalogs of major
research institutions, and serial and dissertation indexes in the
humanities. It includes a review of art historical and related
bibliographies, indexing sources, museum and exhibition guides, art
library catalogs in the U.S. and Europe, slide and photo archives
collections, archival sources and art publishers and distributors.
All major art historical references sources are covered. The goal of
this course is to provide the student with the appropriate
background necessary to conduct library research on art and related
topics in an effective and efficient manner. The format of the
course is through lectures.
Assignments, Tests, Grades: Card catalog study questions; final
assignment is development of a comprehensive bibliography on a topic
of research relevant to the student. There are no exams and
attendance is required.