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Using Websites in Your Research Essay
Keep in mind that only some websites are acceptable sources in your research essay. These can be used as additional sources. They do not count as the three required scholarly sources. This page lists a few suggested websites. If you are unsure about whether a website is acceptable:
- check if it belongs to a well-known gallery or museum
- re-read your assignment instructions
- ask your instructor or a librarian if you are still unsure
Art History Websites
Kahn Academy: Art History
From one of the largest providers of online, free education, this resource covers global art history and includes many images and descriptions of artworks.
From the website: "Smarthistory is the most-visited art history resource in the world and official provider of art history for Khan Academy."
The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
From the website: "The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection."
The Met Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Aga Khan Museum
From the website: "The aim of the Aga Khan Museum will be to offer unique insights and new perspectives into Islamic civilizations and the cultural threads that weave through history binding us all together. "
Google Cultural Institute: Arts & Culture
Contains more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works, contributed by museums and galleries around the world.