This research guide supports a project in FF161, Drawing: Tradition & Innovation in which students:
How to Discover a Tradition
Artsy.net is a highly visual website that is useful for browsing multiple artists and artworks from many time periods. It includes the Art Genome Project, which maps characteristics (called “genes”) common to art makers and to art and design objects over time.
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How to Research a Tradition
1. Search the Library Catalog for books to explore your subject.
2. Remember that eBooks can be read online!
3. Look for background information on Oxford Art Online.
4. Use Art & Architecture Source to find journal articles.
5. Register as a user in ARTstor, then find & download images.
7. Cite your sources in a bibliography. This guide to citations may be helpful.
8. How did you do? Contact us or come in to the Library for help with your research.
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Search for Subjects in the Decker Library Catalog
Some Examples from Library Collections
Page from Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol (N7433.4 .G68 C64 1998 Cage)
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Enrique Chagoya, and Felicia Rice.
Decker Library Special Collections. Access by request at Information Desk.
Special Collections at the Decker Library
Animated GIF made from Animal Locomotion (1872-1885) by Eadweard Muybridge
TR140 .M79 A48 1887 Cage. Decker Library Special Collections. Access by request at Information Desk.
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