Identify the Problem & Ask Questions
Find an article written by some noteworthy person of the art world who strongly agrees with your position.
How will you know if the person is noteworthy or not?
What is the best search strategy for finding an article?
- Diego Rivera: El Vendedor de Alcatraces
- Henry Tanner: The Banjo Lesson
- Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Memory
- Marcel Duchamp: Nude Descending a Staircase
- Patricia Piccinini: The Long Awaited
- Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night
- 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 historian
Add one or more of the suggested search terms (from the box above) to your search.
Usernames and passwords for subscription databases and e-books are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.
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?
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
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.
Record Bibliographic Information
Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:
- 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)