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Art & Art History: Home

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This guide is intended to help students on the Auraria Campus perform research in art and art history. Visit the tabs above to learn about a range of library resources relevant to your discipline. Remember, if you need additional help, you can always contact your librarian. Good luck!

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What Kinds of Info Do Different Sources Offer?

books --> background, structure of a topic, history of a topic, detailed overview of a topic

peer-reviewed articles --> in-depth research/commentary/criticism on a focused topic, statistics (selected, in context of a study)

reference sources (such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, etc.) --> quick information that we tend to "look up." May be highly tailored to a specific professional field.

trade articles --> commentary and professional information by and for professionals in a specific field

historic maps & neighborhood information --> details on what a very specific area was like in the past. Work with the data & draw your own conclusions. Images can be very helpful. (Note: Denver Public Library's digital collections are the best source for this info on Denver neighborhoods.)