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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.

Scholarly, Substantive, and Popular Sources

As you explore your topic, you will encounter a variety of information. Not all information is the same. Your academic work should always reflect the use of the highest quality sources. The chart below will help you identify different types of information. 

Credibility is Crucial!

As you begin to answer your research questions, you need to be sure that you are using the best possible sources of information. You will likely find a variety of sources during your research: books, articles, websites, videos, and more.  Each source you are considering including in your project needs to pass The CRAAP Test.

CRAAP Test criteria