At the start of my quest for material on the Henri Matisse Exhibition I decided to contact a librarian, Kristin that I often work with personally at my on-ground college. She recommended some databases that I can utilize on-ground at our college. She was able to direct me to two databases. One was linked to ProQuest, which holds a vast quantity of material on art, and the other was Oxford Art Online. In the description on the ProQuest offerings it shows that there are scholarly journals, trade and consumer titles on art. I think that this would be a very good starting point.
In addition to the information that I received from Kristin, I decided to try the live CHAT feature on the library section of the SCAD platform. I was pleased to have a librarian that I could discuss my search with online. After describing what I intended to do and describing the two databases, the SCAD librarian told me that the Oxford Art Online database was more of encyclopedia. It was recommended that I look into ProQuest Art as well as JSTOR. The librarian was quick to mention that there was a helpful advanced search option that could be of great help to me.
It felt good to have some kind of a roadmap in place before I started on my search. I consider this the preliminary stages of my journey. I will add another post when I tap into some helpful findings. I do believe that the library is a great support when you do not have a clear direction ahead of you. It was a good experience to get in-person and distance help on this topic. Right now I am involved in gathering information.