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UGS 302: Art, Criticism and Society / Stroud

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This guide was created to assist you with your information needs for UGS 302: Art, Criticism and Society. This guide can be used as a companion to your library instruction session and as a stand-alone reference resource.

It is divided into three sections that will guide you:

  • In formulating an effective research plan by explaining the process of finding background information,
  • Formulating a focused research question that will guide your searches,
  • and generating the necessary keywords for searches that produce targeted results.

The scholarly versus popular tab provides all the information you need to know the difference between these two information formats.

  • This page clarifies the process of peer-review.

The final three sections cover the search strategies necessary to find a wide variety sources such as:

  • Searching academic databases to locate articles.
  • Using the libraries catalog and discovery tool to locate books.
  • Effective use of the internet as a resource and evaluating sources.

Research is a process of inquiry. As a process of "asking questions and looking for answers" it is iterative. In other words, research isn't a clear-cut linear process. Research often requires asking new questions and repeating searches to find the information you need. I am happy to assist you - always feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.

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