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ART 304 - Twentieth Century Art: Home

Identifying Concepts

Research is an iterative process.  

Rarely does anyone get or even know enough at the outset of their research endeavor to be asking precisely the right questions.  The more you know and learn about your topic of interest, the more likely your questions and approach to the topic will change; thus requiring you to do some more research with a better formulated or slightly different question or point of view.

Focusing on and obtaining a solid understanding of precisely what it is that you're trying to learn about is important.  

If you aren't focused (typically the topic is too broad in scope), the research process is much harder as you will tend to "over explore" too many possibilities and exhaust yourself and the time you have for the your project in the process.  This typically leads to many false starts (vs. just a few) and a "rush to the finish" that probably won't be your best work.  Start early, be reflective about what you're doing, give yourself time to think and modify and the experience won't be as stressful.

Get a good start with a basic overview of the concepts involved with your research.

Identifying 20th Century Works of Art

Research in Art and History

Library Search ( nearly everything )

Library Search:      

Works Consulted vs. Works Cited

Good research requires a bibliography.  

The bibliography is a comprehensive list that indicates to the reader what you used in your research.

For the purposes of this assignment, your bibliography should include:

  1. Resources that you CONSULTED to get a general handle on your topic or some aspect of your topic.
  2. Resources that you actually CITED in your paper.

The paper requires you to specifically cite at least four (inclusive of one book) scholarly works.  These citations should directly support your research and justification for acquiring the piece of art that you have chosen for your imaginary collection.

Chicago Citation Style

Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago)
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2010. 16th ed.
Useful to students who need to know recommended forms for presenting bibliographies, footnotes, tables, and figures.
Accessibility: Reserve -- Z 253 .U69 2010 ( 4 Hour Circulation )

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