Start your search for articles in these Core Art Research Databases:
To find peer-reviewed journal articles on a topic, search in one of the Research Databases listed below. Research Databases contain citations or references to articles published in various journals, magazines, and newspapers. Many of the Research Databases also contain the full text of articles, either in HTML or PDF format.
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Scholarly articles provide the most accurate and reliable research available. If you are unsure if an article is scholarly, ask yourself these questions:
Who wrote the article, and why did they write it? What are the author’s credentials?
Who edits the journal? In a scholarly journal, you will often find the members of the editorial board and their credentials listed near the cover page of the journal.
Who would read this article? Is the article something anyone could easily understand, or would someone with a deep interest in the subject best understand the article? Scholarly articles are written for scholars, not the general reader.
Why was this article written? Scholarly articles are written to advance research in a field. They often present original research and ideas.
Does the author tell you where they got their information? Do they cite their sources? All scholarly articles will have a bibliography.