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ART 120 - Deane Swick - Spring 2017
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Library Hours


Spring 2017

January 30 - May 25, 2017

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, Holidays, and Spring Break

Holidays: Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20
Spring Break: March 25 - April 2, 2017


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Organizing Your Research - Keep Track of Your Work!

Each Online Library Database has a function for storing your material and provides citation creator.  You can also use Zotero to collect and store all items related to your research:

Zotero download as a stand-alone app for your computer or use as an add-on to the FireFox browser

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Documents for ART 120


Understand the assignment

What does your research require?

  • A description and or definition of the topic?
  • A history of the growth or development of the subject matter?
  • Analysis of issues related to the topic?
  • Taking a stand on an issue and providing persuasive arguments?
  • Statistics, case studies, photos, biographical information?
  • When is it due?

What types of resources must you use?

  • Books, including encyclopedias
  • Journals vs. magazine articles
  • Internet Web sites

How are you supposed to cite your sources of information?

  • MLA, APA, other citation style?

Select your topic

Given your assigned question, how can you arrive at a researchable thesis statement that you can discuss in a well-argued paper?

  • What is the minimum number of pages expected for the assignment?
  • Is your thesis statement too broad?  Too narrow?

Identify keywords and concepts

Keywords and concepts describe the main idea(s) of your topic and enable you to focus your research.

  • Based on your assigned texts, jot down the terms that you identify as the keywords and main concepts.
  • Use background information from reference sources such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library to find additional keywords and synonyms.
  • Group the keywords by concept.
  • Identify synonyms of your keywords (e.g., synonyms for "teenagers" are adolescents, youths, and children).

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