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Art Research Guide

Getting Started

                                                                                                                       

If you want to research art...

You have come to the right place! 

This art research guide will help you begin your research in the area of art. Browse this guide to find LSC-Montgomery library resources and materials.

Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh, from Oxford Art Online

Background Research

Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.


Browse Art Encyclopedias     Browse Art Dictionaries  


Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

 

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Find Books & Media     Find Articles & EBooks   Explore Internet Resources


 

Note to Faculty

Are you a faculty member teaching courses in this subject? If so, you can recommend resources for this guide or request a course or assignment specific guide by contacting your faculty liaison librarian, Brooke Buford, at brooke.m.buford@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7487.