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ENGL 105:100 Writing in the Humanities- Art (Geil)  

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Writing About Art

Stepping Out

Roy Lichtenstein, Stepping Out, 1978, Oil and Magna on canvas. Image courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Find Background Info

  • Oxford Art Online
    Includes the Grove Art Online, an encyclopedia of art, with general introductions to a variety of topics related to this course.
  • Heilburnn Timeline of Art
    Compiled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's curatorial, conservation, and education staff, covers pre-history to the present day. Contents arranged chronologically, geographically, and thematically.
  • Subject Guide for Iconography, Mythology, Symbolism in Art & Visual Culture
    In this guide, you'll find a selection of resources helpful when researching iconography across different geographic regions and chronological periods.

Find Articles

  • Art Full Text and Retrospective Index
    Art Full Text indexes and offers full text for a wide array of journals in the fields of art history, architecture, craft, design, landscape architecture, museology, photography and video, and much more, while Art Index Retrospective cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929 and 1984.
    Provides good cross-disciplinary coverage of art related topics. Please note that this database does not typically include articles published within the last few years.

Evaluating Sources

Here are a few criteria that you could consider in order to determine whether or not an article, book, or website is of a quality worthy of inclusion in your research assignment (e.g., paper, presentation, etc.).

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