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Schools of Art

Art Terms
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York

Source: Oxford University Press



Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

What elements define a particular style/school of art?

What is the cultural significance?

How did the artist's life and time period influence the piece of art?


    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

    Visit the PRESENTATION page on the Media Center's website for some ideas!

    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Be creative
    • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!

    Some key words to include in your search:

    • "art movement"
    • museum
    • gallery
    • collection
    • biography
    • "historical context"
    • era
    • "time period"
    • analysis
    • criticism
    • review

      Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL)

      Use your MCPL Library Card to access the subscription databases:



      Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.

      OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center).


      Print Resources: Destiny

      destiny logo

      Destiny Library Catalog

      • Log in
      • Select Catalog tab
      • Write the Call Number (#)
      • Stand up and walk to the shelves to locate the book :)
      • Pull the book off the shelf and use the index or table of contents to help you find the information you need

      Student Resources in Context (Gale/Cengage)


      Free Online Resources

      Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.

      • Who is providing the information?
      • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
      • What is the purpose of the site?
      • When was the site last updated?
      • What is the possible bias?


      When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

      Be responsible.

      Be honest.

      Show integrity.


      Record Bibliographic Information

      Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

      • Author/creator
      • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
      • Page number
      • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
      • Publication date
      • Name of subscription database (if used)
      • Format (web, print)
      • Date of access (if found online)


      • NoodleTools
        NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

      Citation Resources


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