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Art History

This is a guide to help students find quality resources when researching the history and development of painting, sculpture, architecture, drawing, photography and all other visual arts.

Starting Point

Step 1:  Think about your topic!  What questions are you trying to answer?

Step 2:  List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.

Example:
KEY WORDS: Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night
RELATED WORDS: Impressionism; 19th Century Painting; Painters, Netherlands

If nothing comes to mind, it is time to do some background research!

keyword strategy

Background Sources

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