Business, Economics, & Art Librarian
Starting points for art study
Oxford Art Online
Great place to start! Oxford Art Online covers every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. . Content comprises Dictionary of Art (1996), Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Information about materials for artists & designers in all disciplines - industrial, furniture, packaging, graphics, fashion, interior design, landscape architecture and transportation.
Develop a research plan
Key concepts of your topic? Can you broaden or narrow your focus? Consider focusing on one or more of the following:
- time period
- specific event
- specific people
Does your topic overlap other subject areas such as anthropology, geography or political science?
Think of 2- 3 questions that you will need to explore.
- Think about the history of your topic, and its categories.
- Who are the key people? What did they do? Why did it happen?
Under each question, think about the following aspects:
- What do you already know about your topic or issue?
- What do you need to learn to better understand your topic or issue?
- What kind of information resource might provide the answer to these questions?
Consider your audience.
- Who will read your paper?
- Why will it be of interest to them?
- What will be new to them?
Created by librarians Claire Dannenbaum and Dan Macnaughtan of Lane Community College, Eugene OR.
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