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Art Appreciation

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Art Appreciation Guide


This guide provides resources for the arts. This guide is not a comprehensive list of all of the available resources available to LSC-Houston North students and faculty, but is designed to guide researchers through the research process and provide a starting point for accessing materials.



Background Research

Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Browse Art Encyclopedias     Browse Art Dictionaries  

Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Next . . .

Find Books & Media     Find Articles 


Recommended Online Resources

Note to Faculty

Are you a faculty member teaching courses in this subject? If so, you can recommend resources for this guide or request a course or assignment specific guide by contacting the librarian, at