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Picking a Topic-Art
Have you ever been given an assignment where you get to choose the topic? Sometimes that can be an overwhelming process! Below are a few tips to help you get started, saving you time, energy, and stress.
Understand the assignment:
- What are the perimeters of the assignment? How long is it?
- What citation style are you required to use?
- What type of research resources are required? Books, articles, or websites? Peer-Reviewed, Scholarly articles?
Academic Search Complete
Search a topic in Academic Search Complete that interests you and browse the results. Under each result, threre is an area titled “subjects.” Browse these subject terms for ideas to narrow down a topic or to redo a search and see where it leads you!
Look for ideas by browsing the Arts journals. Click on "Browse", then click on "Art & Art History" to see a full list of Art History resources to browse
- Visit Museums or Museum Websites: Museums are a great place to get inspired! Often, museums will have a number of their collections available online. Below are just a few notable digital collections:
- Browse Smarthistory: https//smarthistory.org (Links to an external site.) A free online resource for art and cultural heritage.
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