Welcome to the online research guide for Art 254
Please use this guide to find the resources you need to conduct your research. Remember librarians and peer research tutors are here to help. The easiest way to get in touch is to use the IM bubble that appears in the lower right hand corner of every library screen. If you would like to make an appointment with me, please use the "Request research consultation" button in my profile to the left of the screen.
Some research basics
Consulting resources in this order makes sense:
Reference Sources - this is where the most general information is located and is a good place to get background on a particular topic. Be sure to check the bibliography or suggestions for further reading at the end of the articles you read -- they often lead you to other places where your topic is being discussed.
Books - more specific than reference material and usually focusing on one topic.
Articles - focus on a particular aspect of a topic. This is also where the newest information on a topic can be found.
Some things to remember about research:
- Research takes time!
- Research is reading.
- Research is not necessarily linear.
- In the early stages of research, keep an open mind!
- Research builds on other research.
- Research looks different in different disciplines.
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