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Canadian Painting

This guide outlines books, article databases and other sources to guide students and faculty researching a topic within the field of Canadian Painting.

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Books to Get You Started

Why Reference books?

Question: What value lies in a reference work? Why should you bother to consult these books?

Answer: Reference books help create a framework around your topic. They can help guide you in asking the right questions. Reference books can help researchers become more efficient database searchers - in formulating which keywords (or search terms) to use. Scholarly reference books also contain bibliographies (!!) - a listing of some of the most respected secondary and most useful primary sources on a topic. In a nutshell.... reference books are a great way to begin your research.

Books to Get You Started

Here are some awesome books to get you started on your research topic  Please note: E-Books are restricted to current TRU students, staff and faculty

Use the following terms in a subject search to find related items in the library catalogue.

Subject headings to explore:
• Painting, Canadian--History.
• Art, Canadian.
• Art, Modern--20th century--Canada.
• Painters--British Columbia--Biography.
• Painting, Modern--Canada--Exhibitions.
• Group of Seven (Group of artists)--Exhibitions.

Article Databases

What's a Database?

Article databases contain information about articles, and often include the full-text of the articles as well.

While searching our discovery service will find articles for you, databases allow you do more controlled and precise searching.

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