ARH 5813: Methods of Art History (Fall 2022)

Research Terms - A Glossary


Scholarly journal article?

A scholarly journal article is a research article written to explain the research process used and the findings of the research. When a article is published in a scholarly or peer-reviewed journal it means that the article has been vetted by experts in the field and assures the reader that the article is based on sound research methodologies.

Scholarly Book?
A scholarly book is written by an expert or researcher in the field and can be cited in other books and journal articles. The publisher is a scholarly publisher such as a university or college press,

A database is an organized set of data in a computer that can be searched to locate information.

A thesaurus in a database provides the correct terminology to use for a subject or concept. Using words from a
thesaurus or Subject Terms will give you more precise search results.Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Journal Article?

A citation represents a source used by an author when writing a book or an article. The citation is written in a
standard format so that the reader can recognize what the items, or source is, and can locate it, i.e. book, journal
article, interview, image, etc.

A bibliography is a list of citations used by the author. Citations listed in bibliographies can be used to locate
other sources.