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Art Appreciation 1301 - DeCuir, Jessica: Museum Paper

Please see the posted Museum Paper assignment instructions, guidelines, and samples papers in your Canvas course

Searching as Strategic Exploration

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Search Examples from Tools

Tool: Library Discovery - artist

Try a search for your artist to find articles, dvds, and books.

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Tool: Library Discovery - technique

You can also search for books on your artist's technique. Keep your search simple and limit to our book collection.

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Tool: Library Discovery - symbolism or cultural issue

Religious iconography? Themes around sex or politics? Use Discovery to find articles and books to help explain your artist's intent.

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Tool: Oxford Art Online

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Tool: Biography in Context

Biography In Context search example

Tool: Art & Architecture Complete

This tool contains scholarly research articles, art industry magazines, and trade publications. These sources highlight very specific aspects of an artist's various works but may or may not contain info about YOUR specific work. Use what you can!

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Tool: Access World News

You can scan newspapers from San Antonio, Texas, US, or Worldwide to find LOCAL information about artists, or specific works on exhibit in LOCAL museums. If you have a LOCAL SAN ANTONIO artist this may be your best bet tool.

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Off-campus access

Library databases require a login from off-campus!

  • ACES username is required for login
  • ACES password is your password for login

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