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Often referred to as scholarly sources, these books and articles are written by scholars for scholars and in the case of books, for a wider, often academic, audience. They are generally journal articles that are more complex and require closer reading than an encyclopedia or other reference source. You will want to incorporate the views of these experts in your written work to support your claims. Journals may be published online only or they may be available in print and online. Here at Kent, you will find our scholarly journals online.
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Over 2,000 scholarly journals with many dating back to the first volume ever published.
Web Sources for Scholarly Sources
Getty Research Portal
The Getty Research Portal™ is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions.
MetPublications is a portal to The Met's comprehensive publishing program with over 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
Image from the Met
Imitator of Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, 1591–1666)
Portrait of a Scholar, 1591-1666, Pen and brown ink on white paper
26.1 x 28.4 cm (10 1/4 x 11 3/16 in. )
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1938
Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York