Library of Congress Call Numbers
N Visual arts
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general
TR845-899 Cinematography. Motion pictures
L Education (General)
LA History of Education
LB Theory and Practice of Education
LC Special Aspects of Education
LU Children's Literature
Start here to expand keywords, and to find basic information (about artists and movements).
Here are a few very basic searching tips (for books and databases) that you should definitely keep in mind when doing your research regardless of the database you are using.
Be succinct. Practice! Backup your presentation (Dropbox is great - and you get 2GB of free storage)!
Break up sentences or long phrases pinto separate search terms. Write down initial search term ideas. Add to this list as you search and encounter other potential search terms. Cross off terms that aren't working.
Do preliminary research
Don't assume there will be a lot of information on your topic. You may end up needing to narrow or broaden your search quite a bit to find anything related to your topic.
Books vs. Articles
Books may be helpful for background information and for familiarizing yourself with a topic. Articles can provide more current information and typically address a very narrow piece of a topic.
Keep a log of your search
Keep track of what sources and search terms "work" and which ones do not.
Cite as you go
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