Welcome to the research guide for the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. Here you will find resources that can help you with your research in these areas. Please feel free to contact me for a one-on-one appointment to discuss your research. My appointment calendar can be found in the Your Librarian box on this page.
If you're new to writing college level research papers, you might like to take a look at our guide below.
Unknown photographer. Art Appreciation Class. ca. 1900. Luna Insight.
It can be hard sometimes to know whether a source is trustworthy or not. One quick method is the following. It's not foolproof but it does give you some things to think about when evaluating a source.:
Try asking yourself the following questions:
Of course, Karen can also help you determine the validity of any resource you might be unsure about.
The above test was developed by librarian Sarah Blakeslee and her team at California State University, Chico.