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ART-89, Artist Research Assignment: Find Books & Videos

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Why Use Books, eBooks?

Books and ebooks are a good source for background and history on a topic: the who, what, where when and why. They are geared for non-experts, so they're a great place to start the research process. 

Library Databases & Specific Resources

Strategies for Finding Relevant Resources

Having trouble finding resources on your chosen artwork or artist? Try the following:

  • Search for other works done by the artist. 
  • Search for information on the movement(s) or categories under which work/artist classified.
  • Search for similar works and artists from the same movement(s)/categories.
  • Look for background on the issues, concerns and beliefs of the contemporary era to which the artist/artwork connected..

Still struggling to locate relevant resources? Contact a librarian and we'll be happy to help!

YouTube Search & Vimeo Link

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