ARTH 391: Urban Africa and Global Mobility (Magee)

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Welcome to the library research guide for ARTH 391 Urban Africa and Global Mobility!


This course examines "the contemporary studio-based arts of Africa. Two conditions frame the topic: urbanization and global mobility. Within these, we explore issues of representation, identity, gender, tradition, cultural heritage, colonialism and post-colonialism, local and global networks, and diaspora as they inform and are reflected in the visual culture of Africans living on the continent and abroad.." - ARTH 391 Fall 2016 syllabus

Worksheet 1 (due August 25)



Your library session has been designed based on the third course goal identified by Professor Magee, which is to “demonstrate skills for academic research”, and to help you prepare for your bibliography and research paper.

At the end of this session, you’ll know:

  1. How to search for a book using the UNC Library catalog
  2. How to use call numbers to locate books in the UNC Library system
  3. How to use multi-subject and specialized databases to find articles
  4. How to use LC subject headings and filters in the catalog and databases to refine your topic 
  5. How to use RefWorks to streamline your Preliminary Bibliography (due October 27)


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