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Finding Information


    Primary Sources

    The more you know...

    • Knowing basics about your topic (names of people involved, dates, etc.) is helpful before you begin researching.
    • If you don't have any background information, try using book and internet sources for some basics.
    • This can also help you think of other keywords or synonyms to use in searches.
    • Research the specific people (if any) involved in the topic as well as the topic itself.
    • Did they perhaps write something about it? Search for them as an author.
    • If you find one article or book, but need more, consult the bibliography for sources.
    • Many databases have a find more like this link in the articles, use it to see more articles related to the topic.

    Brief Guide to "N" section

    Here is the breakdown of the Library of Congress N Classification

    N = Visual Arts (General)

    NA= Architecture

    NB= Sculpture

    NC- Graphic Arts (Drawing, Design, Illustration)

    ND= Painting

    NE= Print Media

    NK= Decorative and Applied Arts

    NX= Arts in General


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