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Museums, galleries, curating and display: Getting started

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Summon is usually the best starting point for finding articles, books and dissertations. 


You may also want to run supplementary searches in two other databases:


Here's an example of a search you can run in Summon or another database:


In the example above, the asterisk (*) searches for any word beginning curat-, such as curator, curating, curatorial.

The quote marks link words together, so that instead of searching for two separate words, you are searching for an exact phrase such as "contemporary art".

Please note that asteriisks do not work properly in many databases if you use quote marks at the same time. For instance  gives very few results in Summon.


Instead, you can search using OR, like this: