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Recommended Quality Art History Sites

It's impossible to create a comprehensive list, but here are a couple that you should know about.

Khan Academy
In particular, the Art History portion of Khan is run by the art historians that started Smarthistory.
You will find hundreds of videos about particular works of art and design.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.

Watch out for Clickbait and Fake News!

Clickbait is an eye-catching link on a website which encourages people to read on or click on to go to another story. They are often paid for by an advertiser and generates income based on the number of clicks.Websites will too much clickbait are dubious.
See the tab on Fake News to learn more.

Recommended News Sites

NPR  NPR presents fact-based, independent journalism that examines and airs diverse perspectives. NPR's journalists strive for mastery of the narrative form, telling stories in ways that transport the audience to the places where news is happening and introducing the people affected.

New York Times You can get a few articles free each month.

L.A. Times

Washington Post

CNN New Channel

BBC News

Article in Forbes: 10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

Some of these sources are included in our research databases, including ProQuest Research Library, Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints, and eLibrary.

Search text-only archive of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal

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