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Fine Arts

This guide outlines books, image databases, article databases and other sources to aid students and faculty researching a topic in fine arts.

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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.

Catalogue Search

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

Subject headings to explore:
• Art--History--Maps.
• Fine arts.
• Art
• Art--Technique.
• Art, Greek--History.
• Iroquois art--History.

to find TRU Library's books, periodical titles, videos, government documents, pamphlets.  Also try:
Advanced Catalogue Search

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

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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Citation Guides

Common Citation Styles

New Books (Items recently added to the Library collection)

New Books (Items recently added to the Library collection)

Research Strategies

Research Tips

Some really great resources to consult are:

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