Ready Reference are sources for accurate but immediate information. AKA Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories, and Handbooks. These are a few of many quality resources accessible 24/7 using your NYIT login.
The vast majority of Art, Architecture, and Design knowledge are not available through Google. You may find the book or article online but will need to obtain a physical copy to access all the information. Copyright restrictions protect creators and designers. Not all quality material will be found via the Open Web.
Journals and Books: While art and architecture journals are available to search digitally, often the full text databases such as ArtSource, Avery Index and Architecture Publications Index, and JSTOR, contain only the text and not the high-quality reproductions.
- Adapted from, "Why You Need to Come to Haas Arts Library" by Lindsay King, http://guides.library.yale.edu/artsebooks, accessed 2/16/17.
Primary sources are typically the artifacts themselves ( paintings, sculptures, models, plans, drawings).
Secondary sources typically offer analysis, interpretation or readings of primary sources.