UNC Charlotte students should understand and abide by the University’s policy on academic integrity.
What is Plagiarism?
From the Council of Writing Program Administrators’: Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.
Most art history books are not dedicated to a single work. The piece you are researching may be discussed by searching for the following topics:
location such as city or country
style such as Mannerist or Deco
period such as Renaissance or Roman
movement such as Dada or Bauhaus
material or technique
Search tips for books:
To write an annotation, you will comment, in paragraph form, on the following elements:
Content—What's the book about? Is it relevant to your research?
Purpose-—What's it for? Why was this book written?
Methods used to collect data—Where did the information come from?
Usefulness—What does it do for your research?
Reliability—Is the information accurate?
Authority—Is it written by someone who has the expertise to author the information?
Currency—Is it new? Is it up-to-date for the topic?
Scope/Coverage/Limitations—What does it cover? What does the author state that he or she will cover? What doesn't the book/article provide that would be helpful?
Arrangement—How is the book organized? Are there any special "added-value" features?
Ease of use—Can a "real person" use this book? What reading level is the book?
List, Carla J. Information Research. Dubuque, la.: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2002.
In this book, Carla List, an award-winning teacher and librarian, defines and describes information and provides step-by-step instruction on doing research. In seven chapters, she covers the organization of information, information technology, and the presentation, analysis, evaluation, and citation of information. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included. This book is aimed at the college-level student and is useful to the inexperienced researcher.
From: Burkhardt, Joanna M., Mary C. MacDonald, and Andrée J. Rathemacher. Teaching Information Literacy: 35 Practical, Standards-based Exercises for College Students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003, pp. 57-58 (Exercise 25).