This guide supports Honors FYE students in researching artists and collectives, using primarily electronic resources available through the EWU Libraries.
Below you will find 4 suggested steps for researching your artist/collective, with links to relevant resources and some directions and tips.
Please don't hesitate to be in touch with me to request assistance with research for this project. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck with your assignment!
Rose Krause, Librarian for Art
Links to class presentations (You'll be prompted to "Enroll" in my Canvas site, which is where these files live):
Use the EWU Library catalog to locate electronic articles and books on your artist/collective. You may find an interview with the artist/collective or a useful overview of the artist/collective's work.
Search by artist/collective name and limit to "Available online". This will allow you to see only content available online. You may also want to limit the language to English. Also use the Format facet to exclude Reviews. See the "How do I search the catalog?" page for instructions. Please contact me for help searching the catalog and accessing resources.
Many museums and galleries include information about artists and artworks on their websites. Below are links to museums and galleries that provide substantial information about artists on their websites.
Also try searching the websites of museums and galleries that were listed at the end of the Grove Art entry for your artist/collective (see Step 1) and in the ArtStor artwork records (see Step 2).
For living artists/collectives, search for gallery websites that have exhibited the artist/collective's work. The artist/collective may also have their own website, which you can use for information.
For some criteria to use when evaluating websites, visit the EWU Libraries' Evaluating Websites page.