Benefit of using Resource Library's home page advanced search method


(above: Willard Nash, Untitled (Santa Fe Landscape), c. 1925, oil on canvas, Phoenix Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


When you seek information within Resource Library, in almost all cases you will obtain much higher quality search results by using Resource Library's advanced search method searching solely within the domain Following are two examples as of December 2013.

Let's say you seek non-commercial, high quality information for the subject African American art. Searching solely within the domain and using the option "all these words" you find 797 Resource Library pages with the three words somewhere in each page, including a link to the TFAO topic African American Art on the first page of search results. Searching solely within the domain and using the option "this exact word or phrase" African American art, you find 202 Resource Library pages referencing the three words as a phrase.
Let's say you seek Resource Library's articles and scholarly texts referencing Maxfield Parrish -- a famous American artist. If you choose Resource Library's advanced search method, searching solely within the domain and using the option "this exact word or phrase," you will retrieve 153 pages referencing Maxfield Parrish. Many of the pages are within articles and scholarly essays devoted exclusively to Parrish. The first two pages of plain search results for Google were littered with commercial links, yet no Resource Library links.

For the above searches Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc (TFAO) chose the advanced search option provided by Google.

Also see How to research topics not listed in the Topics in American Art catalog and Reviewing existing listings in the America's Distinguished Artists catalog.

Because of Resource Library's policies on errors and omissions and submitting materials, scholars, teachers, students, collectors and others seek the high quality of Resource Library's published texts from acclaimed authors and institutional sources. Resource Library also strives to publish materials from other sources that are of superior quality.


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Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.

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