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Look for the entries marked "Biography" to learn some background information about the creator of the work you chose, and to gather clues for other sources to use.
Pay special attention to any movements or "schools" the artist is associated with, the country he or she came from, whether the work you chose fits in with a specfic period in the artist's work, etc., as these can help you determine where to look next.
Also provides access to the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
A art history overview, with coverage through the 20th century.
Questions to Consider
After looking at the work you chose, you are ready to get started - before you even get into the library!
Professor Chase suggests that you ask yourself the same questions you can ask after seeing virtually any work of art:
What is depicted? (i.e. What is the CONTENT?)
How has the artist gone about treating the subject? (i.e. What FORM does it take?)
Consult your Term Paper Guidelines for more suggestions from Professor Chase to get your thinking headed in the right direction.
Meet with a Librarian
Schedule an individual consultation with a research librarian through this link. A librarian is happy to help you at any point in the research process, from helping you develop a topic for your project, to finding information, to helping with citations.