This guide will help you get started with research. We will give you some general guidance on finding images, finding using sources that can be used in any research project, as well as some specific architecture and design sources. We also provide Tips for your Project 3 Research.
You will need a variety of sources to complete this project. Sources are informational materials on which research is based.
Primary sources provide direct or first-hand evidence about a subject e.g. a diary, a contemporaneous newspaper report, an interview, or data collected from a survey.
Secondary sources describe or analyze primary sources, including reference materials (dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks), books and articles that interpret, review, or synthesize original research/fieldwork, or newspaper articles that review, provide an opinion or commentary on research, art, or current affairs.
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Examples of Image Citations
NOTE: In most cases, you will be using the APA example for 'painting retrieved online' or 'online image'.
NOTE: Where an image has a specific name, you should put the name in italics. If there is only a general description of what is contained in the image, you should not italicize the description.
1. A digital image from an online art collection.
Bond, Frederick William (Photographer). (c. 1930). Contents of an Ostrich’s stomach, [bromide print]. London, UK: Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved from https://www.vandaimages.com/preview.asp?image=2018KU6193&itemw=2&itemf=0007&itemstep=1&itemx=28
2. An online image that names the artist/designer but not the photographer.
Wright, Russel (Designer). (ca 1930). Knives [image of flatware]. New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved from https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/481601
3. An online image that names the artist/designer and the photographer.
Rose, Sheena (Artist). Sergio Gonzalez (Photographer). (2019). Home: The Present, The Process, The Future [Image of Mural]. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters. Retrieved from https://www.sheenaroseart.com/mural
4. An image from ArtStor.
Dennett, Mary Ware (Designer). Abrams Photo Service (New York, N.Y.). (n.d. (circa 1925-1945)). Wall hangings, coats of arms, chests, screens, and other work by Mary Ware Dennett. [photographs, gelatin silver prints]. Retrieved from https://library-artstor-org.proxyiub.uits.iu.edu/asset/SCHLES_130736360
5. An image from IUCAT.
Whinnery, H. P. (Artist). (1892). Residence of Joseph Shattuck, Concord St., Nashua, N.H: The McLane Mills: post office furniture manufactured : Hon. John McLane, proprietor, Milford, N.H.. Retrieved from https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=+List_No%3D%272023.089%27%22%20LIMIT:RUMSEY~8~1&sort=Pub_Date,Pub_List_No_InitialSort