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Art and Digital Media

This guide is intended for students who are doing research in art and digital media, either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career in art and digital media.
Picture of fish This guide is intended for students who are doing research in art and digital media, either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career in art and digital media.

 

Getting Started

Book cover - Grove Encyclopedia of American Art Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research. You can get background information to learn more about your topic so you can search smarter, not harder. Journal cover - The Art Bulletin Articles are a good if you need very specific or very recent information on a topic. You can search for articles in the databases that the library subscribes to. Artist painting on a canvas Exploring a career in art and digital media? Take a look at this page to find career-oriented resources for art and digital media.
Book cover - Digital Art History Books/eBooks will take you on a deep dive into a broader topic. You can get background, history, context, and multiple perspectives. You can search for books and eBooks in the library's catalog. Web searching can be a good place to start learning about a topic, but often it can take a lot of work to identify if a website is a good source or not. Book cover - MLA Handbook Citations are how you indicate to your readers what in your paper is your ideas and what are the ideas of others. Plus they're a required part of writing a research paper.

 

Image Research

Take the guesswork out of image research by using the high-quality image resources available through the DVC library. Includes ArtSTOR.