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Art Research Basics

Learn to research art with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your projects.

Meet Your Librarian

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Kathleen Ennis
L&LC #119 (East Campus)

Liaison Area: Arts, Humanities, & Communication

Research Help Desk hours:

Mondays 9am-11am EC

Tuesdays 9am-1pm WC

Wednesdays 11am-12pm EC

Thursdays 10am-12pm EC

Fridays 2/23, 3/2, & 4/6 10am-3pm EC


Researching Art and Artists

Welcome to Art Research Basicsa research guide designed to help you become more independent and effective in finding useful, credible information on art and its creators. If you find you need additional help, please remember that MJC Research Librarians are available to help you in person at the reference desk and by phone, email, chat, or text.

You can work through the entire guide by moving through the headings in the navigation bar at the left or you can simply pick and choose topics that interest you and jump around in the guide. 

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Tech Issues

A Few Technical Notes:

On your computer you need to:

Disable pop-up blockers

Here are some useful instructions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Download Adobe Flash Player

Click Here to Download Flash


Download Acrobat Reader

Click Here to Download the Acrobat Reader