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Contemporary Art: Intermedia Capstone: Start Here

ART68-614 Professor Kelsey Baker

Start exploring here

Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia and is perfect for background research or formulating your topic. It includes topic pages with mind maps (examples: Contemporary Art and Graffiti) and specialized entries from several encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources (example: Banksy, from Gale Biographies: Popular People).

Wikipedia's Contemporary Art page lists art movements of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. This page can be useful for finding keywords, but please don't use it as an actual source! Wikipedia list of Contemporary Artists

Browse Current Art Journals

Go to the library's periodicals room and browse the selection of recent art titles. Artforum, Sculpture, Aperture, ArtNews, Print Quarterly, Flash Art, more! These items don't circulate (you can't check them out) but you can use the KIC book scanner to make pdfs. 


Check these databases for streaming film segments and for art images. Note that for ArtStor, you MUST sign up for your free account from on campus. Thereafter, you can log in from off campus. 

Other InfoGuides

Citing your work

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TIP: Clicking this icon will take you back to the Research Hub.

Books & eBooks at Smith Library Center

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub's Databases tab.

Find all our databases at Databases A-Z.

Get It!

While using WorldCat or any of our Databases, if you find a resource you want that we don't have, we can usually get it for you. Click to learn about Get It, our interlibrary loan system.