Skip to Main Content


This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in visual arts. It includes helpful pages and links to connect with contemporary art journals, art databases, exhibition reviews, images, and more!

Email this link:


Archival research is research that involves searching for and finding information/evidence from original documents (whether physical in an archive or digitally scanned online). Archives are historical, non-current documents, records, and other sources (photographs, oral histories, etc.) relating to the activities of individuals, organizations and entities, or both. The Archives & Museums tab will help you navigate the early stages of archival research, and includes sub-pages for getting started with archival research as well as information on UCI's Special Collections & Archives.