Art: More Info

Use this guide to locate information on artists, artistic periods or styles, and individual works of art.

Lange Quote

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life

by holding it still." ~ Dorothea Lange

Writing Resources

Columbus State has in-person and online writing centers with FREE tutoring for current students.

Art History writing guide Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill 

Writing about Art by Marjorie Munsterberg

The Research Process

For a getting started and step-by-step guide to the research process, try our Research Process research guide.


Tips for Academic Success from your College Librarians

 Start from where you are.  Select a research topic that seems interesting to you and about which you are willing to learn something new.

 Have your research assignment with you.  The librarians can help you more effectively if they know your assignment and the name of your instructor. 

 Look for "gateway" sources.  Start with broad sources that provide background information and point the way to other more specialized resources.

 Use library databases.  The librarians have already collected some of the best resources.  Take advantage of what they have done.

 Use an alarm or timer.  If you aren't making any progress after 15 minutes, you should consider changing your search strategy and contacting a librarian for help. 

 Get help with citations.  The librarians can help identify the various elements required for citations and provide examples of proper citations in both MLA and APA citation styles.

 The very best resources at the library are those that live and breathe.  Talk to your librarians! 

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