Researching difficult to find articles can be a challenging process. Especially when one is so depended on technology or internet to find resources. As a graduate student at SCAD we received the challenge of discovering research articles that date back to 1911 from Henri Matisse. The topic is on early exhibition of Modernist art in New York City, 1911.
As I prepared to search for different articles and reviews for this topic, I did begin my search via internet just to get an idea of what is out there. I did come across a few articles but nothing that dates back to that era. Next I searched through Bracken Library at Ball State University. I was still a little familiar with there online database system as a past undergrad student. I later spoke with Ryan who was the librarian on staff at Ball State University for assistance. Later I decided to contact SCAD and utilize the resources afforded to the students. I met with Mike who was able to assist me with the process of navigating through the JSTOR to gain access to the research resources available. The process through SCAD require me to log into my MyScad account and click on the Library tab. From there I was directed to the page that has the option to click on Article & Image Databases. This options times me a drop down menu to search by data titles. Next, I click on the alphabetic “J” option to take me to the JSTOR. Once I clicked on the JSTOR options I was able to do an advance search to type in the title and exact dates of the era of articles I needed. As a result I was able to collect articles and information based on the Henri Matisse topics.