Below you will find resources related to research methodologies in Fine Art. These resources discuss both primary and secondary research methodologies and practices in the field of Fine Art. In other words, they give guidance on how to conduct your own research activities (primary research) and discuss and review secondary research strategies. Familiarizing yourself with the research methodologies used in professional practice will improve your research skills therefore improving your design solutions. For tips and tutorials on the research process see our Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide or follow the links in the Research Process Overview box below.
Step 1. Types of Information
Books & E-Books | Videos & Images | Articles | Internet Resources | Periodical Publications | Government and Corporate | One Perfect Source?
Step 2. Search Strategies
Know your information need | Develop a topic | Refine a topic | Identify Keywords | Search Strings
Step 3. Resource Evaluation
The CRAAP Method | Primary vs Secondary Sources
Step 4: Ethical Use of Information
Incorporate Source Material | Plagiarism | Copyright, Fair Use, and Appropriation | Writing Strategies
Step 5: Citation
MLA Format | MLA Examples | APA Format | APA Examples | Chicago Format | Chicago Examples | Annotated Bibliographies