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ARHU202X: Contemporary Research Methods for Creatives

Use this research guide to find resources and learn about methods to help with creative research.

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About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for Contemporary Research Methods for Creatives. This guide was designed to help students in the Creative Research class as well as students engaging in their own research projects. 

Navigate through the pages on the menu to the left for more information on:

  • Books: Tips for locating books using the library catalog and through WorldCat.
  • Article Resources: Library databases for finding articles on all topics.
  • Local Resources: Sarasota and Florida-based collections and periodicals.
  • Newspapers: Electronic access to newspaper databases.
  • Image and Media Resources: Visual and audio resources.
  • Evaluating Resources: Tips for selecting resources for research. 
  • Citation Resources: Tools and tips for citing all types of sources.
  • Information on Copyright and Fair Use considerations.

Feel free to contact the library for assistance at any point in your research process, whether you're just starting a project or you're hitting a dead end. Chat services and librarian contact information can be found on the left side of this page.

Or, schedule a research consultation by clicking on the link below.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Goldstein Library provides research consultations with Research Librarians who are interested in your topic and excited to help you research! We are prepared to help you find the information you need to be successful! Our specialization is helping artists and designers find the materials that they need for reference and research (images, books, journal articles, websites, videos, and more); helping you understand how you can use what you find ethically; and how to cite your sources. 

Please note: All research consultations with Research Librarians will be taking place virtually via Zoom until further notice.